In its second year running, the Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards 2014 was a huge success last night. Crowds gathered at Interface Hospitality in Surry Hills to celebrate and recognise good, green design while enjoying healthy canapés by misschu asian catering, organic wines by Tamburlaine and organic beer by Redoak.
The enthusiastic awards night turnout is testament to not only the success of the awards program, but to the burgeoning interest the industry has in thinking green when it comes to design.
The overall winner, and winner of the Education category, was the impressive design by CK Design International of the Katoomba Library. A playful and inspiring interior, the judges commented, “How wonderful that a public project was able to be created into a comfortable healthy space that feels like you are in your own living room. The coupling of green interior products and design in this public building enables an extended reach of education about sustainability.”
The Taubmans Residential category winner was the Colour House by Ande Bunbury Architects in which the judges commented, “Everything in this house has been considered for its environmental performance …” from the design to the paint and even the furnishings. Futurespace won the CULT Office category for their fit-out of the Schneider Electric office, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Geelong by Greener Kitchens + Bathrooms won the Interface Hospitality category, Stockland Selandra Rise Retirement Village Community Centre by Arkee Creative won the Interface Aged Care + Healthcare category, and Inch Hairdressing & Cafe by Pedram Zade won the Retail category.
Shining a light on industry professionals who are integrating healthy, eco-friendly design and products into their clients’ interiors, judges Shaynna Blaze (Selling Houses Australia and The Block), Kate St James (Editor of Home Design Magazine), Daphna Tal (Australian Living), Mark Lynch (Taubmans), Ivan Sunde (Interface Hospitality) and Richard Munao (Cult), had a mammoth job of sorting through the high quality entries that were submitted from Australia and around the world.
The Green Interior Awards will return next year to once again recognise the truly special people and projects that aim to improve the ways that we, and future generations, live in healthy, sustainable environments.
If you want a more in-depth review of the awards and a look at the winning projects, be sure to check out Home Design’s 17.5 issue, on sale October 22.