Awards celebrate interiors excellence
Dubai, May 20, 2014
Winners of the Contemporary Majlis Design Competition, of the Middle East Interior Design Awards and of the Product Design Awards were announced yesterday (May 19) at the Index and workspace at Index exhibitions in Dubai.
The awarding ceremonies of the three competitions took place after the official inauguration of the two trade shows.
Middle East and North Africa Interior Design Awards - MEIDA: Out of the 51 shortlisted projects, the judging panel selected one project for each of the 15 categories that were participating in the competition.
The projects that were recognized as the most outstanding one and were given an award include: Emaar Dubai Headquarters (Corporate Space Large); GE Ecomagination Centrer, Masdar, Abu Dhabi (Corporate Space Small); Little GEMS International Pre-School, Barsha, Dubai (Cultural/Institutional/Educational); Sky Clinic Dental Center, Dubai (Healthcare); Concourse 3- Dubai International Airport, Emirates First and Business Class Lounges (Hospitality); Hotel 72 by Hues, Sharjah (Hotels & Resorts: Luxury); Abu Dhabi Terminals, Abu Dhabi (Municipal/Public Spaces); Wisden Club, Dubai (Recreational); The Palm Project, Dubai (Residential Space Large); Byblos Sud Village, Lebanon (Residential Space Small); Qbara Restaurant, Dubai (Restaurant); Arteco Ceramics and Level Shoe District (Retail).
"We would like to sincerely congratulate all the winners at yesterday night's Awards Ceremony. The elements of enthusiasm, innovation, creativity, and beauty combined together producing elegant, sophisticated and harmonious designs that equally please eyes and souls. Kansai's vision of creating intimate and beautiful living and working environments feels at home within this lively and inspirational community. Empowering designers and artists is Kansai's mission, choice, and journey" said Wael Nuweihed, regional marketing director, Kansai Paint Mena.
The Middle East and North Africa Interior Design Awards was open to interior designers, interior architects and architects from across the globe, and rewarded projects located in the Middle East and North Africa which had been completed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.
Index and workspace at Index Product Design Awards: Within the thousands of products on display at Index and workspace at Index, only seven were granted with the Product Design Award.
ASPIRE by Guialmi (Best Desk & Table); Auping Essential by PSP Prime Selected Products (Best Furniture); Chipman Table & Chair by Landscape Forms (Best Outdoor Furnishing); Mix and Match Collection by Light Graphics( Best Lighting); Monotop Climate Wall by C + P Moebelsysteme GmbH (Screens, Partitions & Moveable Walls); Net Effect by Interface Middle East (Surfaces & Finishes); and Modello by OFS Brands (Seating) were selected for this award.
Taking into consideration a number of criteria including the choice of materials, the environmental impact, ergonomics and functionality, the judges selected these products as they represent the excellence in product design and are a perfect example of product innovation.
Contemporary Majlis Design Competition: Taking place for the sixth consecutive year, the Contemporary Majlis Design Competition tasks interior designers with rethinking the traditional Arabic space with a modern and sustainable twist.
The floating majlis realised with recycled fisherman’s nylon net and oil barrel, Majlis 3 a'm by Intercon, was announced as the winner of the “Judge’s Choice Award”.
On the last day of the show, May 22, a second project will be rewarded with the “People’s Choice Award”. -TradeArabia News Service