Inaugural Sydney Design Awards winners announced

Nov 22, 2012
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Forty-two winners across six major categories were announced yesterday at the inaugural 2012 Sydney Design Awards.

Having received over 200 entrants and shortlisting 92 projects, the Sydney Design Awards finalists were determined by industry and marketplace votes, and the winners judged by a 15-strong panel of industry professionals appointed by the awards organisers, design100.

Jamie’s Italian by peckvonhartel, winner of the Interior Design – Corporate or Hospitality award


The judging panel for 2012 comprised: Mark Bergin – design100, Chris Bosse – LAVA; Jorge Castillo – Canvas Group; Sacha Coles – ASPECT Studios; Michael Cook – Suncorp; Amelia Coote-Harris – Reed Exhibitions; Chris Gale – INLITE; Trent Jansen – Trent Jansen Studio; Jonathan Knapp – SJB ; Urban; Eva Krane – Bleux; Stephen Minning – BrandCulture Communications; Darren Palmer; Steven Pozel – Object: Australian Design Centre; Danielle Robson – Object: Australian Design Centre; Anne-Maree Sargeant – The SNAP blog // Belle Magazine.

The awards were open to entry across six major categories: Space, Visual, Object, Fashion, Experience and Marketplace, with a wide range of sub-categories covering fields including products and furnishings, architecture, interiors, landscape design, advertising, graphic design, fashion, photography and digital media.

Notable winners in the architecture, interior design, urban design and product design fields included:

Architecture – Commercial – Constructed

The Sound Alliance Office Fitout, Environa Studio

Architecture – Residential – Constructed

Lavender Bay Boatshed, Stephen Collier Architects

Design Event

designEX 2012, Diversified Exhibitions

Installation Design – Exhibit

cBraille – A lighting exhibition for people who are blind, cSigns & e2

Interior Decoration

Balmain House, Arent&Pyke

Interior Design – Corporate or Hospitality

Jamie’s Italian, peckvonhartel

LAVA’s Martian Embassy, winner of the Interior Design – Public or Institutional award


Interior Design – Public or Institutional

Martian Embassy, LAVA

Interior Design – Residential

Private Residence, Palm Beach, Pike Withers Interior Architecture

Interior Design – Retail

Sydney Domestic T2 Retail Precinct, Noxon Giffen

Landscape Architecture

Bourke Street Cycleway, City of Sydney with Pod (Group GSA) + GTA Consultants

Lighting Design

Darling Quarter Illuminated facade, Lend Lease

Darling Quarter by FJMT, winner of the Urban Design award


Product Design – Furniture

The Book Shelf, Aline Dürr
barrel table/stool, Studio Henry Wilson

Urban Design

Darling Quarter, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)
Red Lantern Information Kiosk, Chinatown, Frost* Design/Lacoste + Stevenson Architects

For the full winners list, visit

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