The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) will sponsor the ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards 2012’ for the second year running.
The move follows its success in sponsoring the ‘CID Awards’ last year where a new category – ‘Outstanding use of American hardwoods in a project’ – was unveiled.
The CID Awards will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and will pay tribute to the projects, interior design firms and designers making their mark on the region’s interior design sector.
“The CID Awards is a well-established event for the design sector and our continued association with it will allow us to throw the spotlight on American hardwoods in the Middle East,“ said Roderick Wiles, director Africa, Middle East, India and Oceania, AHEC.
“The awards continue to provide an exciting opportunity to see some of the very best projects and we are looking forward to seeing the nominations for this year’s awards.”
Last year, Zayed University campus library in Abu Dhabi grabbed top honours, winning the award for ‘Outstanding use of American Hardwood in a project’, from a list of contenders including the Pavilion Downtown Dubai, M’s Restaurant, and Hakkasan Abu Dhabi.
The library was part of a AED 3billion project designed by Hadi Teherani, which included 28 buildings completed for the campus inside Khalifa City.
“Our intention to partner with the awards was to draw attention to projects that best utilized American hardwoods and Zayed University library does this beautifully,“ added Wiles.
“The positive response and feedback we got has encouraged us to continue this association in 2012, and we are confident the 2012 edition of the CID Awards will receive impressive nominations for this category from across the region.”