SBID award winners revealed

By Elspeth Pridham
October 29, 2020

The winners of this year’s SBID Awards have been revealed.

For the first time in 10 years the category winners of the SBID International Design Awards were announced online, alongside the inaugural SBID Product Design Awards winners.

The Awards attracted entries from 49 countries and were judged by panels of industry experts looking for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity. This covered interior projects from luxury private villas to bold, budget-conscious renovations and innovative commercial designs for retail, restaurants, offices and hotels.

This years’ Overall Winner, presented to the entry that received the highest scores from both the judges and the public votes combined, was Chinese design studio Bluemoon Design. This was for its hot-spring-inspired exhibition centre A Hidden Betsuin, using all-natural materials. To see the full list of winners for the Interior Design categories click here

The new Product Design award categories were introduced to ‘highlight some of the world’s finest examples of intuitive design within the interior sector. Showcasing sustainable solutions, quality of craftsmanship, superior performance and inventive functionality’.  The Italian producer of compound stone, Northstone, was awarded the Overall Product Winner for its artisan tile collection – The Fine Lines by Barbieri. To see the full list of winners for the Product Design categories click here

SBID Founder and CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE said, “We have all been struggling to cope with the broad effects caused by Covid-19 – as individuals, as well as a community. So the Awards this year, whilst very different, have been particularly inspiring to review. It just goes to prove the importance of our surroundings and how the way we feel and act within them is directly impacted by it. It’s been an important reminder to business owners that good design is not just about its aesthetic and functionality, but particularly in commercial space, it’s also about the intrinsic value great design adds to business.”