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Entries to the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are now open.
Now in its 11th year, IDEA celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 11 categories and five special awards. Growing steadily each year, the program attracts hundreds of entries from practices and designers across the country. The program celebrates established practices as well as emerging local designers.
Shortlisted projects will be published in a special shortlist edition of Inside magazine, and the winners – determined by a jury panel of design industry professionals – will be announced at the IDEA Gala Party in November 2013. Winning projects and designers will also be published and profiled in a special IDEA 2013 edition of Inside magazine.
Last year’s program saw the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne take home the Overall prize, while Hecker Guthrie received the prestigious IDEA Gold Medal Award. See all the IDEA 2012 winners here.
Earlybird entries (submitted before 5 April 2013) will receive a discounted entry fee. Entries received after 5 April 2013 will be charged the standard entry fee, with entries set to close at 4pm EST 31 May 2013.
Working with Edra from the start, Italian designer Francesco Binfaré has produced some of the brand's classics, including the recent Pack and Chiara sofa.