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One To Watch: Australian Interior Design Awards 2019

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The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers. Every year, we watch in eager anticipation for the shortlist to be revealed and it never disappoints, unveiling the best of the best in Australian design for the rest of the world to fall in love with.

Many of the design studios featured in the shortlist make dedicated trips to Europe’s trade shows like Maison Objet in Paris and Salone Del Mobile in Milan every year. This is clearly shown in their projects, through a fusion of European-inspired features blended with Australian authenticity.

(Left to Right): Warrior One by GOLDEN, Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan, Arc Side by Jolson and Chloe by Templeton Architecture.

Here is our curated selection of this year’s shortlisted entries…

Category: Retail

Sensory Lab by Studio Esteta


Mastani by DesignOffice


Category: workplace

Wanderlust by Templewell Studio

Techne Studio by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

80 Albion by Squillace Architects & Interiors

175 Eagle Street Lobby Refurbishment by Cox Architecture

The Cloud by Foolscap Studio


Category: public

Caulfield Grammar School Co-work by Studio Tate


Category: hospitality

Sister of Soul by Pierce Widera

Rick Stein Restaurant by Alwill Interiors x Miwa Design

Locura by Pattern Studio

Restaurant Navi by Finnis Architects

Many Little by Hecker Guthrie

Warrior One by GOLDEN


Category: residential

Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan

HDP Residence by Genesin Studio

Arc Side by Jolson

Chloe by Templeton Architecture


Georgina by Templeton Architecture

Penthouse I by Lawless & Meyerson


Category: decoration

Armadale III by Simone Haag

Fitzroy North Residence by Simone Haag


The awards will be presented during the Awards Announcement Dinner at the Forum in Melbourne on 31 May 2019. A full report will be published in Artichoke magazine and online at the Gallery on 1 June 2019.

What do you think of this year’s shortlisted entries for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2019? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to follow us on Instagram @studiogabrielleuk.


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