Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist revealed

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Esplanade, Dunedin, has been shortlisted in the Best Restaurant Design category.

Esplanade, Dunedin, has been shortlisted in the Best Restaurant Design category. Image: Simon Wilson

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Orleans, Auckland has been shortlisted in the Best Bar Design category.

Orleans, Auckland has been shortlisted in the Best Bar Design category. Image: Jeremy Toth

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Seafarers / Ostro, Auckland has been shortlisted in the Best Identity Design category.

Seafarers / Ostro, Auckland has been shortlisted in the Best Identity Design category. Image: Supplied

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The  Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist was announced at a gala evening in Melbourne on 25 August and it features three New Zealand projects.

The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the design of hospitality venues of all scales and types, retail environments for the sale of food and beverages and visual identities for both. The awards recognize design achievement through six categories: Best Bar Design, Best Restaurant Design, Best Cafe Design, Best Temporary Design, Best Retail Design and Best Identity Design.

Cheshire Architects was shortlisted for two projects: Dunedin restuarant Esplanade was shortlisted in the Best Restaurant Design category and Orleans in Auckland’s CBD was shortlisted in the Best Bar Design category. Seafarers/ Ostro designed by Inhouse was shortlisted in the Best Identity Design category.

This year the jury has shortlisted a total of sixty-eight projects from across Australia and New Zealand. Bringing together the expertise and experience of the design and hospitality communities, the judging panel for 2014 comprised food writer and critic Michael Harden, restaurateur Simon Denton, designers Tina Engelen and Kirsti Simpson, and Cameron Bruhn, editorial director of Architecture Media.

To see the full shortlist, click here


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