The International Interior Design Association (IDAA) panel made their final decisions for two of this year's Middle East Design Competitions that premiered in Dubai on May 15 to 17.
IDAA announced Studio M as "Best of Competition" in the The Middle East Office & Hospitality Product Design Awards, for their Project for the Pavilion in Dubai and Andreu World as "Best of Competition" for their Product for Sail Chair (pictured below).
“In selecting the best products of this year's show, the IIDA panel of judges worked to bring together their knowledge of the market, a sense of what is relevant design and a search for what is original. The chosen items in each category are excellent representative of these qualities,” said Cheryl Durst, IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO.
In both competitions the IDAA seeks to recognize and reward outstanding interior design and architecture projects in the Middle East and to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.
“Our panel of judges took care in evaluating the visual aesthetics, reviewed and considered their adequacy to the typology of the spaces, the cultural context and the perceived qualities. Each Best of Category and Honorable Mention is deserving of the title, and we congratulate both Owner and Designers for their achievement," Durst said.
2012 Office Exhibition Interior Design Competition Winners:
Sima Malak & Alssamoure Design Associates, Saudi Arabia, Best of Category/ Corporate Space Large, Project for Arcapita Building in Bahrain Bay, Manama Bahrain
dwp, Thailand, Honorable Mention/ Corporate Space Large, Project for Zain Headquarters, Bahrain Seef, Bahrain
Naga Architects, Designers & Planners, UAE, Best of Category/Corporate Space Small, Project for French Trade Commission in Dubai, UAE
Topos Design Studio Pte Ltd, Singapore, Honorable Mention/Corporate Space Small, Project for SKA Energy in Dubai, UAE
Arun Nalapat Architects, India, Honorable Mention/Corporate Space Small, Project for 33 BUSINESS BAY in Dubai, UAE
Studio M, UAE, Best of Category/Cultural/Institutional/Educational, Project for The Pavilion in Dubai
Sima Malak & Alssamoure Design Associates, Saudi Arabia, Honorable Mention/Cultural/Institutional/Educational, k Project for Arcapita Mosque in Bahrain Bay, Manama Bahrain
Wilson Associates, USA, Best of Category/Hotels, Project for Armani Hotel Dubai in Dubai, UAE
Wilson Associates, USA, Honorable Mention/Hotels, Project, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Draw Link Group, UAE, Best of Category/Restaurants, Project, Roberto's Restaurant in Dubai, UAE
dwp, Thailand, Honorable Mention/ Restaurants, Project for Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, UAE
Studio M, UAE, Best of Competition, Project for The Pavilion in Dubai, UAE
2012 Middle East Office & Hospitality Product Design Competition Winners:
EDW LINK SAS, Best of Category/Accessories or Specialties: Hardware/Decorative Metals or Plastics, Product for Cocoon and Stars Spheres, Designer, EDW LINK SAS
Flat Technology Limited, Best of Category/Accessories or Specialties: Operating Supplies and Amenities, Product for Flat Technology, Designer, Flat Technology Limited
Interel SRL, Honorable Mention/Accessories or Specialties: Operating Supplies and Amenities, Product for Tophotel-Guest Room Management System, Designer, Interel ME
WPC Nahar, Best of Category/Applied Finishes/Materials: Wallcoverings/Treatments, Product for Einwood, Designer, WPC Corporation
HumanSpace, Best of Category/Case Goods and Freestanding Furniture: Series/Collections, Product for Kyo, Designer, Martex
Burotime Office Furniture Co., Best of Category/Seating: Benches, Product for NAR, Designer, Paratoner Designing
HON Company, Honorable Mention/Seating: Ergonomic Desk/Task, Product for Nucleus, Designer, HON Company
Okamura Corp, Honorable Mention/Seating: Ergonomic Desk/Task, Product, Luce, Designer, Giugiaro Design
GUIALMI, Best of Category/ Seating: Group Seating, Product for MAREA, Designer, Favaretto and Partners
Burotime Office Furniture CO., Honorable Mention/Seating: Group Seating, Product, DEM, Designer, Paratoner
Andreu World, Best of Category/Seating: Guest, Product for Woody Collection, Designer, Andreu World
Andreu World, Best of Category/Seating: Stacking/Training, Product for Sail Chair, Designer, Andreu World
Bose UAE Trading LLC, Best of Category/Security/Technology: Entertainment Systems, Product for Bose
CineMate 1 SR Home Theatre Speaker System
AFU - International Sales, Honorable Mention/Tables: Guest Room, Product for Knot, Designer, AFU
Andreu World, Best of Competition, Product for Sail Chair, Designer, Andreu World