With the World Interior of the Year 2017 shortlist announced last week, we thought we would share with you some of our favourites.
The Buena, Sydney, Australia, by SJB
Aesop Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Australia, by Mlkk Studio
NUBO, Sydney, Australia, by PAL Design Group
Stable, Belgium, by Studio Farris Architects
At Six Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, by Universal Design Studio
With strong references to the original Tea Building and British manufacturing and design of the mid-20th century, Lyle’s has an uncomplicated, simple aesthetic which we are very taken with. B3 designers have chosen to highlight the architectural features of the Tea Building using a modern palette of materials to great strength. Poured concrete flooring with white crackle glazed tiles and painted brick create a sophisticated, yet un-intimidating space where people can relax and dine. The attention to joinery details is present throughout with subtle contrasts in woods using rich Iroko and warm oaks. Nods to quality British designers such as the reclaimed Ercol stick back chairs gives the design longevity and authenticity.
Creating a narrative that gives context to a companies ethos, approach or geographical identity should be at the heart of any design project. Through research, honesty to materials and process, Foolscap have managed to do just that in the design for the new Noma restaurant in Australia. The design concept encapsulates the elemental quality of the vast Australian landscape – rugged oxidised earth, sweeping coastlines, open sky and the regeneration of native bushland through fire.