Posted in Events, News on 28 October, 2019

The highly-anticipated winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2019 were revealed on 25th October 2019 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London’s Mayfair. With more entries than ever before, this year’s awards have been one of the most globally represented editions to date, with industry talent from over 48 countries across the globe.

The competition this year was as inspiring as ever, with winning projects from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Qatar, Poland, Barbados, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and more.

Winning a SBID International Design Award is truly a high achievement: all 15 categories are assessed by a technical panel, a public vote and a panel of leading industry experts, who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity which ensures that all projects are assessed strictly on quality. Now in its ninth year, the SBID Awards are regarded as the most prestigious accolades for interior design. The SBID Awards were recently accredited as the first interior design awards scheme to achieve GOLD standard by The Independent Awards Standards Council and were commended as “exemplar in how awards should be operated”. As a proudly independent contest, the SBID awards are driven purely by a desire to recognise talent and creativity, with every entry fairly and equally considered. The annual event continues to reward and celebrate outstanding projects and products from the industry at large.

The Overall Winner Award, is presented to the project that received the highest score after both tiers of judges choices, the public votes and SBID have considered the entries. This year the overall award was given to Mexican-based practice Roth Architects for their Uh May Residence in Mexico.

Uh May residence is a habitable sculpture located in a property of 10 hectares in the middle of the jungle, only 30 minutes away from the iconic town of Tulum, in the Yucatán Peninsula. The house harmoniously blends in with the environment of AZULIK Uh May whilst also respecting and honouring the natural habitat that hosts it. With no straight lines or sharp angles, it respects the organic shapes of the ground on which it was built. There is real purpose in its design: to force us to be present, paying attention and observing our every step.

The use of ferro-cement was specifically chosen to avoid the introduction of heavy machinery into the jungle, thus preventing the felling of 250 trees. Moreover, the material gives the space a cozy feeling. The finish, carefully crafted with local materials, makes this a unique space of purely organic forms. Meticulously conceived thorough attention to detail and amenities for entertainment, this property redefines life in the jungle, promoting a non-invasive dialogue between architecture and its natural surroundings.

SBID Founder and CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, says: “Each year the SBID International Design Awards continue to grow from strength to strength. With a sell-out ceremony and more countries represented this year than any other, it truly is held as the premier interior design awards by the global industry and SBID is  proud to present it each year. This year’s Overall Winner demonstrates the seriousness in which the design industry at large is taking in the environmental conservation and project procurement.”

All winners for each category received a bespoke crystal trophy crafted by Sans Souci glass deco. They have also been featured in the Global Interior Design 2019 book which is available to purchase online at


The winners of the 2019 SBID International Design Awards are:


CGI & Visualisation sponsored by Vectorworks

Angel O’Donnell for The Atlas Building


Club and Bar Design sponsored by Oxleys Furniture

House of Design by Suzy Habre for Iris


Development Sales Centre sponsored by Vessell Gallery

Matrix Design for Gemdale Fenghua International Sales Center NanJing


Healthcare & Wellness Design sponsored by The Stone Federation

Diana Interiors Group for The Salt Room


Hotel Bedrooms & Suites Design sponsored by Yves Delorme

G.A Group for Belmond Cadogan London


Hotel Public Space Design sponsored by Viva Lagoon

CCD / Cheng Chung Design for InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


KBB Design sponsored by Vitra UK

Masterwood Joinery for Slopehill Road


Office Design sponsored by KI Europe

ADP Architects for Axon Office – “Work-Space-Ship”


Public Space Design sponsored by Sans Souci

Tengyuan Design for China Railway Qingdao World Expo City Conference Center


Residential Apartment under £1M sponsored by Lalique

Kolomoiets-Project for Apartment with History


Residential Design over £1M sponsored by THG Paris

STA Architectural Group for Palazzo del Cielo


Residential House Design under £1M sponsored by Kassavello

LEIVARS for Esher Contemporary Open Plan Family Home


Restaurant Design sponsored by Perennials & Sutherland

Bishop Design by Paul Bishop for Torno Subito


Retail Design sponsored by Blooms Art

Hyphen and Portview Fit-Out for LUSH Liverpool


Show Flats and Development sponsored by Foglie D’oro

II BY IV DESIGN for Ten York


Judges this year included Directors and CEO’s from global design corporations such as Nike, MAC Cosmetics, Universal Studios and Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum and foundation.

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