IDEA 2021 to include new Community Services category

IDEA 2021 is now open for standard entries and will include for the first time in its 19-year history, a special award for pro-bono and community-focused projects. As Australia’s oldest independent interior design and architecture award, IDEA celebrates the year’s best projects, and the individuals and studios behind them. Start your entry now for your chance to […]

David Flack named a judge for IDEA 2021

David Flack has been named the fifth judge for IDEA 2021, joining Chelsea Hing, Brahman Perera, Hassell principal Domino Risch and Adelaide-based Ryan Genesin. Entries for IDEA 2021 are now open. Enter before 2 May to save $90 on your entry. Don’t worry if you can’t finish it by this Sunday. You can log back in and edit your entry as many […]

Early bird entries for IDEA 2021 close this Sunday

This Sunday 2 May is the last day you can enter IDEA 2021 at the discounted early entry rate, where you can save $90 your entry fees! Now in its 19th year, IDEA is Australia’s oldest independent interior designer and architecture award. Enter before 23:59 AEST on Sunday to make sure you still qualify for the reduced […]

ABI Interiors joins as IDEA 2021 sponsor

IDEA 2021 has a new sponsor in high-end Australian fixtures company ABI Interiors. The family-owned business will be sponsoring the Residential Multi category. ABI Interiors is dedicated to creating high-end tapware, fixtures and other space transforming accessories. With a focus on innovation, durability and thoughtful design, ABI products are made using world-class technology and processes with up to […]

Chelsea Hing named a judge for IDEA 2021

Melbourne-based interior designer Chelsea Hing has been named the fourth judge for IDEA 2021, joining Brahman Perera, Hassell principal Domino Risch and Adelaide-based Ryan Genesin. Entries for IDEA 2021 are now open. Enter before 2 May to save $90 on your entry. Heading up her eponymous studio since 2007, Hing is one of the foremost residential interior designers in Australia. Celebrated […]

Two weeks until IDEA 2021 early bird entries closes

There are just two weeks left to save $90 on entry fees for IDEA 2021. Enter your project now to save. Now in its 19th year, IDEA is Australia’s oldest independent interior design and architecture award. Entries are open until 11 June, but early entries ends on 2 May. Enter your project now so you […]

Brahman Perera named a judge for IDEA 2021

Melbourne-based interior designer Brahman Perera has been named the third judge for IDEA 2021, joining Hassell principal Domino Risch and Adelaide-based Ryan Genesin. Entries for IDEA 2021 are now open. Enter before 2 May to save $90 on your entry. Known to most as Brem, Perera is the youngest member of this year’s panel and […]

“Within the current world, politics has become a dirty word”, but it’s not – David Flack

The Australian public, and designers in particular, shouldn’t be afraid of being political, says IDEA 2020 Designer of the Year David Flack. “Within our current world, politics has become a dirty word, but it’s not. It’s actually the place all design starts from,” says Flack. “There is a fear within a lot of Australians, but […]

Ryan Genesin named a judge for IDEA 2021

The Adelaide-based director of Genesin Studio has been announced as the second IDEA judge for 2021. Early bird entries for IDEA 2021 are now open. Genesin will be joined on this year’s panel of industry experts by Hassell principal and workplace designer Domino Risch, along with five other judges, which we’ll be announcing soon. An […]

Enter IDEA 2021 now and save $90

Early bird entries for IDEA 2021 are now open. Enter before 2 May and save $90! IDEA, now in its 19th year, is the benchmark for Australian design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the country. Entries are open until 11 June with discounted entry fees available until 2 May. Enter now […]

Meryl Hare named IDEA 2020 Gold Medallist

South African born, Sydney-based interior designer Meryl Hare has been named the IDEA 2020 Gold Medallist. The annual award, now in its 19th year, is given to a practicer who has “contributed their talent to enriching the design landscape of Australia” and was announced at the IDEA gala party in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. […]