Craftsmanship and Emerging Design Professional have been introduced to the 2013 iteration of the awards programme.
The 2012 Interior Awards programme was a rip-roaring success and much anticipation awaits the 2013 awards.
Those entering a project in one of the main categories of the awards (Retail, Hospitality, Workplace, Civic and Installation) can now also enter the Craftsmanship category. This new category recognises a bespoke object that has been created specifically for a design project. It could be a door handle, a light fitting, a furniture piece or a custom-designed ceramic decorative tile. The scope may be wide, but the aim is simply to reward originality in design, and acknowledge great bespoke solutions and project-specific fabrication.
For architects and designers aged 30 years or under, an Emerging Design Professional category is being introduced (which replaces last year’s Emerging Design Practice category).
Entrants in this category will be asked to detail a body of work within the commercial design sector along with any significant professional achievements. The designer will also be asked to express their design motivations and philosophies, and illustrate how this might have been achieved in any projects.
The judges are looking forward to both identifying the bright young things within New Zealand’s design industries and highlighting the range of skills that young designers are required to master these days.
Enter the 2013 Interior Awards online at www.interiorawards.co.nz
Entries close: 19 April 2013
Finalists announced: 01 May 2013
Finalists present live to judges: 15 - 17 May 2013
Awards evening: 20 June 2013