Introduced last year to the CID Awards category line up, the Interior Design Boutique Firm of the Year recognises the interior design firm with a staff of less than 30 and the most impressive portfolio of projects under its helm during the past year.
For the second year running, Bishop Design claimed the prize for this category, praised for its amazing range of commercial projects.
Judges felt that its rich portfolio showcases the designers’ deep understanding of materiality and colours leading to unique user experiences. One judge also noted that “nice, coherent designs, well detailed able to create themes that come alive through elaborate detailing and materialisation”.
“To win two years in a row – that’s just amazing. The main thing about boutique firms is we can really provide a personal service. The personal touch is what it is all about. If you take on 10 projects rather than 100 you can give proper care and attention to every single detail,” said Ellen Bishop, managing partner at Bishop Design.
“I really feel that boutique is the future – clients are looking for that level of commitment to their projects. Also the numbers of staff – you can give everyone personal attention too,” she added.
Studio Bruno Guelaff was highly commended for this category, with the judges praising its “clear and controlled designs that take a holistic approach to design”.