It is the final afternoon of another successful Surface Design Show – and what better way to finish than with the eagerly anticipated Surface Design Awards presentation ceremony? It’s pretty much standing room only in Islington’s Business Design Centre, as those nominated wait with baited breath.
The Surface Design Awards were first launched in 2013 – and each year have grown in significance. This year, the awards received an impressive total of 80 entries. Furthermore, the awards are now truly international – projects were entered from an astonishing 16 different countries, with finalists’ projects hailing from 10 different countries.
The judging panel was co-chaired by Ab Rogers of Ab Rogers Design and Tina Norden of Conran and Partners, while the judging panel comprised: Jenny Jones, Studio Jenny Jones, Sacha Leong, Studioilse, Howard Sullivan, YourStudio, Constantina Tsoutsikou, HBA London, Jo Littlefair, Goddard Littlefair and Nir Gilad, Nous Design.
To start proceedings, Christophe Egret, Founding Director of Studio Egret West, delivered a fascinating keynote speech, before our own Mick Jordan took to the stage to preside over the awards.
The Supreme Winner of the Surface Design Awards 2018 – the award that goes to the project that, in the opinion of the judges, is the very ‘Best of the Best’ of all the winning entries – went to AL_A’s fantastic Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.
The afternoon’s well-deserved winners are shown here:
Commercial Interior Surface Award:
The Vanke DayPark Sales Office & Culture Exhibition Center
Commercial Exterior Surface Award:
The Friendly Border Apartments, Lisbon, Portugal
Housing Interior Surface Award:
House 13, London, UK
Housing Exterior Surface Award (joint-winners):
Presidente Arriaga Building, Lisbon, Portugal John Ruskin Street, London, UK
Light and Interior Surface Award:
Light and Exterior Surface Award:
Beach Hut Monument for Beachy Head Lady, Eastbourne, UK
Public Building Interior Surface Award:
The Science Museum, London, UK.
Public Building Exterior Surface Award:
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Retail Interior Surfaces Award:
Cannavacciuolo Bistrot, Torino, Turin, Italy
Sustainable Exterior Surface Award:
Valley Villa, Vilnius, Lithuania
Temporary Structures Award:
The Bolt, London, UK
The Supreme Winner:
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon