Winners for 2011 Commercial Interior Design Awards announced

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Members of the region’s interior design industry converged at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on October 24, for the fifth annual Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards.

There were 15 award categories in total, covering the whole spectrum of commercial interiors, from hospitality and retail, to public sector and institutional. New this year was the American Hardwood Export Council’s Outstanding Use of American Hardwood in the Middle East award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognised the contribution of an interior design professional to the industry.

GAJ picked up two of the award’s most prestigious categories, winning Middle East Design Firm of the Year and Elie Choucair winning Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East.

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A newcomer to the interior design community, Firoz Sainudeen from Al Mohanad Interiors, won Young Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East, after being nominated for the same category last year.

Woods Bagot’s Tawazun was lauded with two awards – Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Office, and Outdoor Design of the Year.

DWP walked off with the Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Leisure & Entertainment award for the redesign of The Rib Room, while The Hues Hotel by Draw Link Group won the award for Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Hospitality.

In the Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Residential category, Von Saldern Hamed Design won the award for La Coleccion, Arabian Ranches.

UK-based Carbon won the Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Retail for its design on Bloomsbury’s in Abu Dhabi. The Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Public Sector & Institutional award was given to King Hamad University Hospital by Inoui & Neo-Designs.

Tanweer FBMI won the award for the Sustainable Interior Design Initiative of the Year category, and ISG was lauded for the Reader’s Choice Award as the Middle East Interior Contractor of the Year.

The inaugural American Hardwood Export Council’s Outstanding use of American Hardwood in the Middle East Award was won by Zayed University Library, Abu Dhabi, by ahk International.

Olle Nordstrom, chief interior designer of United Design, won the first Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jahangir Khan from Samuel Creations walked away with the Behind the Scenes trophy.

Commercial Interior Design Award winners 2011

Lifetime Achievement Award (Editorial Selection) Olle Nordstrom – United Design

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Hospitality The Hues Hotel by Draw Link Group

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Leisure & Entertainment The Rib Room by DWP

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Office Tawazun by Woods Bagot

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Public Sector & Institutional King Hamad University Hospital by Inoui & Neo-Designs

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Residential La Coleccion, Arabian Ranches by Von Saldern Hamed Design

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Retail Bloomsbury’s by Carbon

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Outdoor Design of the Year Tawazun by Woods Bagot

Sustainable Interior Design Initiative of the Year Tanweer FBMI

Middle East Interior Design Firm of the Year GAJ

Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East Elie Choucair – GAJ

Young Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East Firoz Sainudeen – Al Mohanad Interiors

Behind the Scenes Award Jahangir Khan – Samuel Creations

Middle East Interior Contractor of the Year – Reader’s Choice Award ISG

American Hardwood Export Council’s Outstanding use of American Hardwood in the Middle East Award Zayed University Library, Abu Dhabi, by ahk International

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