An unprecedented 600 entries from Australian practices located both nationally and internationally have been whittled down to a shortlist of 199, with each project competing for top honours at the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards.
The judging panel – made up of eight of Australia’s most highly-regarded interior designers and architects – will be tasked with selecting the countries top projects across the residential, public and commercial sectors.
Categories include best residential design, residential decoration, hospitality design, installation design, public design, retail design and workplace design.
This year's panel features Dave Bickmore (Studio Gram), Elizabeth Carpenter (FJMT Studio), Sonia Simpfendorfer (Nexus Designs), Hanna Richardson (Zwei), Mark Simpson (DesignOffice), Donna Wheatley (WMK), Tracey Wiles (Make) and Kieran Wong (Cox Architecture).
Delivered by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and Architecture Media’s Artichoke magazine, the 2018 program is the largest in the awards history, which is now into its 15th year.
The 2018 winners will be announced at a gala presentation held at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency on Friday 25 May.
DKO + SLAB for Campbell Street, Vic
Ritz &Ghougassian for Highbury Grove, Vic
Brad Swartz Architect for Loft House x2, NSW
Madeleine Blanchfield Architects for Coogee House II, NSW
Matt Gibson Architecture + Design for North Melbourne Terrace, Vic
1 of 5
BayleyWard for Chessell Street, Vic
BG architecture for LPA Headquarters, Vic
Architectus for Architectus Melbourne Studio, Vic
Architects EAT for Tract Office, Vic
Dreamer for Norton Legal, Vic
1 of 5
Studio Esteta for Workshop Brothers, Glen Waverley, Vic
Technē Architecture + Interior Design for Brunetti Flinders Lane, Vic
Russell & George for Ishizuka, Vic
Span Design for Wagaya, NSW
Woods Bagot for West Hotel, NSW
1 of 5
Premier Award for Australian Interior Design and the Residential Award
Smart Design Studio for Indigo Slam, NSW
Hospitality Design Award
DesignOffice for Higher Ground, VIC
Workplace Design Awards
Archer Office for The EDG Forum, NSW
BVN for Frasers Property Australia Head Office, NSW
Retail Design Award
George Livissianis for Jac + Jack, NSW