Shortlist announced for Commercial Interior Design Awards

The shortlist for the fifth annual Commercial Interior Design Awards, recognising the best projects, interior design firms and designers throughout the MENA region, has been revealed.

A team of seven judges, comprising local designers and academia, was tasked with whittling down the 116 entries to a shortlist of 72.

The winners will be lauded at a glamorous awards ceremony at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Monday, October 24, 2011.

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Middle East Interior Design Firm of the Year
Stickman Design
Pringle Brandon
Draw Link Group
Inoui & Neo Design
N & D Interiors
Bishop Design Associates

Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East
Alfred Johnson
Elie Choucair, GAJ
Marie-Noelle Swiderski, Blanchard
Paul Bishop, Bishop Design Associates
Elaine Monfero, BBR Design
Dinan Salaheddine, N & D Design
Hassan Sherazi, Studio Two

Young Interior Designer of the Year, Middle East
Cormac Lynch, GAJ
Firoz Sainudeen, Al Mohanad Interiors
Emma Karczewski, Broadway Malyan
Atefeh Bashir, Bishop Design Associates
Muhammed Waqas Vohra, Vohra Asian Leather

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Hospitality
The Hues Hotel, Draw Link Group
Intercontinental Bahrain, DWP
Tozeur Hotel, GAJ
Hotel JAL Tower, Draw Link Group
New Hotel Project, Woods Bagot
Al Hallab Restaurant, Tao Designs
Benghazi Hotel Palace, Walid Layouni from Straightline Interiors

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Leisure & Entertainment
The Rib Room, DWP
Celebration Hall, GAJ
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, RW Armstrong
Bateel Flagship, Kinnersley Kent Design
Japanese Tepanyaki, Draw Link Group
Channel V, Ideaspice
Fauchon Doha, Bishop Design Associates

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Office
TNS Office, Pringle Brandon
Nawras Office, GAJ
Siemens, Bluehaus
Jones Day & Partners, Outcast Interiors
Al Mas Tower, Bishop Design Associates
Tawazun, Woods Bagot
Banque Cantonal De Geneve, Swiss Bureau Interior Design

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Public Sector & Institutional
King Hamad University Hospital, Inoui & Neo Design
Federal National Council, GAJ
Musee d’AMA, Alfred Johnson
Celebration Hall, GAJ
DCCI, Bluehaus

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Residential
Moroccan villa, Draw Link Group
The Mansion, Bishop Design Associates
La Coleccion Arabian Ranches by Von Saldern Hamed Design
Oceana Adriatic Penthouse, Blanchard
The Fairmont Residence Palm Island, Alfred Johnson
Private Apartment Palm Jumeirah, Kart Design
Riyadh Residential, Woods Bagot

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Retail
Lighting installation for Ramadan, Mall of the Emirates, Parker 3D
F TV Store, DWP
Maya La Chocolaterie, Inoui & Neo Design
Bloomsbury’s, Carbon
Cocoon Retail Shop, Kart Design
Terre de The, Swiss Bureau Interior Design
Hyundai Showroom, Bishop Design Associates

Middle East Interior Design of the Year: Outdoor Design of the Year
Tawazun, Woods Bagot
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, RW Armstrong
Project Salalah, GAJ

Sustainable Interior Design Initiative of the Year
Tanweer FBMI
Signal Palace, Samuel Creations

Behind the Scenes Award
Lynrey Fernando, Design Work Portfolio
Christina Carlos, GAJ
Jamie Smiley, Blanchard
Jahangir Khan by Samuel Creations
Husein Ratlami, Bishop Design Associates

Middle East Interior Contractor of the Year – Reader’s Choice Award
Highgate Interiors
Summertown Interiors
Spiceworks Interiors
Studio Two

American Hardwood Export Council’s Outstanding use of American Hardwood in the Middle East Award
Hakkasan Restaurant, Abu Dhabi
Zayed University Library, Abu Dhabi by ahk Interiors
The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai

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