Winners of SBID International Design Awards 2021 announced
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London, UK – The SBID International Design Awards winners for 2021 were revealed at the Nobu Hotel Portman Square in London on Friday 22 October. Shining a spotlight on the world’s brightest design talent, the creative A&D community came together in a global celebration of interior design excellence to celebrate the industry’s most revered interior designers and makers.

With categories in Interior Design, Product Design and Fit-Out, this year’s SBID Award winners represent the spectacular displays of creativity, innovation and professional mastery emanating from the international design community.

As a true showcase of the best in global design, winning projects across the Interior Design & Fit Out categories span from a luxury hotel in Budapest, inspiring health retreat in Spain and premier nightlife destination in Singapore, to an innovative airport in Beijing, striking office space in Dubai and captivating beach-side bar in Devon. This year’s edition saw notable design practices taking home a prestigious SBID Award, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Richmond International, 4SPACE Design, G.A. Group, Rachel Laxer Interiors, Design Command, Cumberland Group, Extreme Design – and many more - featuring well-known brands such as Harrods, Twinings and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

The Overall Winner Award for Interior Design was bestowed upon London-based design studio, Angel O’Donnell for the stunning residential design of an 18th floor apartment in the City. They were tasked with creating an interior that could echo the vibrancy, artistry, culture, and colour of its epic riverside views. Designing much of the joinery and furniture themselves, everything from sumptuously soft bouclé-covered swivel chairs and jewel-toned sofas to upholstered walls and a bronze-clad fireplace were custom-made.

In the Product Design categories, winning entries include state-of-the-art solutions from RAK Ceramics, Lalique, Gym Marine Yachts & Interiors, IVC Commercial, Abode, REPUBLIC OF II BY IV, Ko Tu Elpo and Quinti Furniture Hive - to name a few. The award-winning products include a smart air biofilter, sustainable gym equipment, creative floor and wall coverings, innovative commercial seating concept, unique sculptural lighting design, contemporary glass furniture and revolutionary water filter diverter.

With a commitment to recognising excellence and supporting the wider creative industries, the SBID Awards also announced its specialist annual accolades to punctuate the 2021 edition.

The SBID Master of Design was presented to interior designer, Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels & Kit Kemp Design Studio, Kit Kemp for her significant contributions in raising the profile of the interior design profession. With a business empire that spans retail, property, finance and consumer goods, the SBID Fellow of the Year for 2021 was awarded to Theo Paphitis for his outstanding achievements in business, while Darren Summerfield received the Industry Hero award as a respected champion of UK trade for the Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathrooms (KBB) industry in media and publishing. Finally, Stirling Eco was presented with the exclusive Sustainability & Innovation in Design Award in recognition of their pioneering developments to revolutionise urban travel with high performing electric motorcycles that prioritise the planet.

Click on to explore the full line-up of this year’s SBID Awards winners.