The Awards feature a fresh panel of judges.
Rachel Carley (Rachel Carley Ceramics) - Since 1994, Rachel has been designing an ongoing collection of elegant and eclectic ceramics. She has a PhD in architecture, has just ﬁnished a term as lecturer of the Interior Design Studio at Unitec, and is executive editor of the Idea Journal.
Chris Stevens (Ctrl SPACE) – Chris is the founder of CtrlSpace, an Auckland-based design firm that specialises in the hospitality sector. His recent works include the much-loved Kokako café, in Grey Lynn, and Citizen Park, in Kingsland.
Jo Aitken (Patterson Associates) – After some years in Europe working for Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Dietmar Feichtinger Architects, Jo returned to New Zealand to work with Patterson Associates, whose Frankfurt Book Fair pavilion was last year’s Supreme Interior Award winner.
Aaron Paterson (Glamuzina Paterson Architects) – Aaron, a founding member of GP-A, is an Auckland-based architect who divides his time between tutoring at the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and designing award-winning buildings.
Federico Monsalve is the editor of Interior magazine. He is a writer and journalist, and his work has appeared in a range of local and international media including The New Zealand Herald, Monocle (UK), Urbis, Flying Nun, ARTnews (NY) and Interior.
The 2014 Interior Awards sponsors are:
INZIDE Commercial is a third-time sponsor of the Interior Awards. INZIDE Commercial specialises in sustainable, innovative commercial interiors and design-led flooring systems.
Resene returns as a sponsor of the Interior Awards for a third year in 2014. Resene manufactures colours, coatings, wood stains and paints for exterior and interior residential applications, plus commercial, industrial and marine painting applications.
Kada is a sponsor of the Interior Awards for the third year in a row. A New Zealand-owned company established in 1987, Kada specialises in ergonomic office furniture solutions that enhance the workplace. Kada’s brand offerings include Schiavello, Dauphin, Zuco, Chatboard and Humanscale.
Lundia is another third-time sponsor of the Interior Awards programme. Lundia is a New Zealand-owned company that specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of customised timber storage solutions.
Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognised expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative (LED) lighting solutions.
Luxaflex window fashions is a leading manufacturer and designer of innovative, contemporary, versatile interior window coverings. Luxaflex is offered exclusively in New Zealand by New Zealand Window Shades Ltd.
James Dunlop Textiles is a fourth generation family company that specialises in high performance textiles for commercial and residential use. An innovative, design-based company, James Dunlop Textiles focuses on sustainable textile excellence.
Kaynemaile, a brand new sponsor of the Interior Awards, develops and manufactures architectural mesh solutions. Its expert team includes registered architects, industrial designers and commercial film art directors.