The highly anticipated finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2018 have now been revealed.

Amongst the impressive number of contenders this year, finalists include world renowned practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Dexter Moren Associates, NBBJ and Ron Arad Architects. Notable projects include Claridge’s Suite at Claridge’s Hotel, Walmart HQ in Mexico, The Room of the Emirates at the United Nations in Switzerland and Nobu Downtown in New York. Entries were received from over 42 countries including Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ukraine, Dubai, China, Russia, Egypt and more.

Finalists were selected by a Technical Panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects at which will account for 30% of the final results. Last year the awards received over 100,000 unique voters during the voting period. SBID Award categories cover all aspects of interior design including Retail, Public Space, Healthcare Design, Residential, Visualisation, Clubs & Bars and Restaurants, Office Spaces and Hotel Design.

Public voting closed on Friday 24 August. Click here to see all shortlisted projects and cast your vote.

Zaha Hadid Architects - Il Makiage Pavilion

Finalists Announced for SBID International Design Awards 2018 | Industry News

Zaha Hadid Architects - Il Makiage Pavilion


The SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity as well as evaluating brief compliance, budget, health & safety, and fit-for-purpose design.

Judges this year include Directors and CEO’s from global design corporations such as Christian Louboutin Beauté, BBC, National History Museum, Belmond, Walpole, Bentley, Google, AECOM and more. Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE says: “We have had an overwhelming number of entries this year from more countries than in previous, the calibre of finalists across all 14 categories, is a true reflection of the creative scope of the global design industry, depicting an international portfolio of projects from over 42 countries worldwide.”

The Awards will celebrate its eight edition at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 26 October. The winners will be announced and awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souchi Glass Deco. An Overall Winner will also be awarded for the project that gains the most votes overall from the judge’s choices and the public votes combined. All winners and finalists will be featured in the Global Interior Design 2018 book which is distributed to over 1000 professionals across the globe.

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