- Article by Elisa Scarton
Tickets for the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2021 are on sale now. Join the best of Australia’s design talent for a night to remember!
The winners of IDEA 2021 will be announced at the new Winx Stand at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Thursday 24 February 2022.
Sydney’s newest world-class venue, the Winx Stand was unveiled just a few days ago with state-of-the-art facilities and five-star vibes.
Designed by COX Architecture, the $42 million destination named after one of Australia’s most famous horses is flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling glass offering panoramic views over the picturesque Royal Randwick racecourse.
With almost 300 projects shortlisted for 15 categories, the IDEA 2021 gala promises to be a night of sumptuous food, amazing live music, great company and the very best of Australian architecture and interior design.
Oh and did we forget to mention incredible drinks provided by Archie Rose gin distillery and Moo Brew beers, along with plenty of free flowing red, white and bubbly?
Check out some of our favourite snaps from last year’s gala:
We’re particularly excited to see who takes home the 2021 Designer of the Year, with industry heavyweights Fender Katsalidis, YSG, FMD Architects, Arent&Pyke, Fiona Lynch, Kennedy Nolan and Travis Walton Architecture all vying for the night’s top prize.
This year’s Emerging Designer promises to be a nail biter too with Alte.Studio, Amarot, Atoma Architecture and Design, Dreamers & Shakers, Dean Dyson Architects, ElvinTan Design, Martin J Scott Design, McMillan Design, NATIVE Design Workshop, Noise Noise Noise, Skulptur Architecture & Interiors, State of Kin, Studio Highfield, Supercontext and The Unlisted Collective representing the very best up-and-comers in the industry.
We’ll also be revealing this year’s Gold Medal recipient – an accolade given in recognition of those practitioners who have made an influential and enduring contribution to Australian design culture over the course of a career.
This year’s amazing panel of judges – (2020 Gold Medallist) Meryl Hare, (2020 Designer of the Year) David Flack, Ryan Genesin, Jean-Paul Ghougassian, Chelsea Hing, Domino Risch and Brahman Perera got together in October to pick the winners, but the rest of us will have to wait until the night!
At the 2020 gala, we celebrated our IDEA winners with more than 600 guests, with tickets selling out in just three weeks. This year, places will also be limited, so be quick to make sure you don’t miss out!
IDEA Gala Party
When? Thursday 24 February 2022
Where? Winx Stand, Alison Road, Randwick, NSW
Time? Doors open 6.00pm
Dress code? Cocktail, no black tie.