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 GAJ 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 DEPA Highgate Interiors ISG Summertown Interiors Spiceworks Interiors Studio Two AMBB

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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