Thirty five innovative and inspirational hospitality designs have made this year's shortlist for the Australian Interior Design Awards.
Almost half of the shortlisted designs this year are from Victoria, while the cities with the most number of finalists are Melbourne and Sydney.
Fewer finalists are from Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, suggesting that the hub of creative interior design in Australia is based in Victoria and New South Wales.
The Australian Interior Design Awards Events Manager Jacinta Reedy said the awards helped designers gain national and international recognition.
“Leading organisations recognise that design is an investment," Ms Reedy said.
"Good design is good for business. The role of the Australian Interior Design Awards has always been to champion the value of good design."The Hospitality category is one of the primary categories of the awards and is open to any restaurant, bar, hotel, and hospitality based recreational premises.
The judges look for designs that use architectural and artistic skills to create exceptional hospitality experiences, providing inspiration for current and future interior designers.
Many shortlisted designers were praised for how well their designs suited the style, service and vibe of their client's hospitality venues.
This year's finalists not only created excellent architectural spaces, but unique worlds that members of the community could step into and appreciate.
This is the foundation of creating a strong brand image for clients, in which good interior design helps align the brand message and image.
Attention to detail was imperative to all shortlisted designs, with the clever incorporation of appropriate architectural materials and technologies.
The overall winner will be announced May 15 in the Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel in Melbourne.
BEST HOSPITALITY DESIGN
9 Noodle House, NSW - Envision Design Consultant with R. Kim
Bond, Vic - Hachem
Bondi's Best, NSW - TomMarkHenry
The Kettle Black, VIC - Studio You Me
Parwana Kutchi Deli, SA - studio-gram x mash
Heart Attack and Vine, VIC - Nicky Adams in collaboration with perarchitects
Catfish, VIC - Russell & George
Matisse Beach Club, WA - Oldfield Knott Architects Pty Ltd
Seans Kitchen, SA - Alexander & Co.
The Nelson, VIC - Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Fonda Hawthorn, VIC - Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Drift House, VIC - multiplicity
RamenYa + 100wat Emporium Melbourne, VIC - WALA (Weian Lim Architects)
Fenix Events, VIC - Shareen Joel Design
Huntington Golf Club, VIC - Inarc Architects
FEAST OF MERIT, VIC - Ewert Leaf with Jean Pierre Biasol and Elena Critchley
Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen, QLD - VECA Group ACG Design Co.
Swine & Co, NSW - Melissa Collison Interior Design
PAVEL, NSW - OTTO DESIGN INTERIORS
Cho Cho San, NSW - George Livissianis
Sake Double Bay, NSW - Melissa Collison Interior Design
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, NSW
One Spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort, QLD - Joseph Pang Design Consultants
The Charming Squire, QLD - Collins Turner in collaboration with Baber Studio and D'Occhio
The Shed, NSW - Design Portfolio
East, VIC - Hecker Guthrie
Jury, VIC - Biasol: Design Studio
Polperro Winery, VIC - Hecker Guthrie
The Butler, NSW - Luchetti Krelle
Hotel Centennial, NSW - Luchetti Krelle
Move Yoga, VIC - Hecker Guthrie
Filter, VIC - DesignOffice
ACME, NSW - Luchetti Krelle
Gia Jakarta - Hecker Guthrie
119 Howard Street, VIC - ZWEI Interiors Architecture