Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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Winners at the Belle Uocmas Interior Design Awards 2015

At last night’s gala 2015 Belle Uocmas Interior Design Awards, Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by the very best in Australian design talent.

It was a fabulous evening, held at Uocmas’s Alexandria showroom. Over 250 industry and media guests celebrated the winners of the Belle Uocmas Interior Design Awards – one of Australia’s most prestigious interior design awards.

And the winners are…

Best Residential Design
Matt Gibson Architecture + Design – Concrete House

Best Commercial Interior
Genesin Studio – Aesop Rundle Street

Best Hospitality Design
Hecker Guthrie – Gia

Best Kitchen Design
Justine Hugh-Jones Interior Design – Foreshore House

Best Bathroom Design
Smart Design Studio – Jersey Road

Belle/Uocmas Interior Designer of the Year
Matt Gibson – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Now in their fifth year, the awards – which acknowledge excellence in Australian interior design and decoration – set the benchmark for expertise, creativity and vision in what is a highly competitive, highly progressive industry.

The winners in this year’s awards represent an Australian design landscape that is fast becoming known for its unique, fresh and challenging aesthetic. The rigorous selection process has resulted in a stellar list of winners who have produced impressive and innovative work across residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.

Alongside me, this year’s judging panel included Uocmas executive director Jeremy Byrne, Belle editor Tanya Buchanan, renowned publisher and author, Karen McCartney and esteemed designer Greg Natale.

Belle editor Tanya Buchanan says of the winners: “It’s so important to applaud Australia’s fantastic interior design industry and the superb work we produce. There’s definitely a new confidence running through our design industry at the moment, as you will see from these winning projects.”

The award winners are profiled in Belle’s June/July 2015 issue, on sale Monday 18th May 2015

Anthony Spon-Smith