WINNERS OF THE SPACES CATEGORY OF THE INTERIEUR AWARDS PROMISE TO WOW THE INTERIEUR 2014 AUDIENCE WITH THEIR BAR CONCEPTS.
Gone Fishing by the Swedish team Charlotte Ryberg, Fritz Håkon Halvorsen and Marcia Harvey Isaksson appealed with a subtle graphic language and a sustainable fish and seafood concept. The baroque looking Dried Chat Room, by Alberto Artesani, Frederik De Wachter, Francesca Perani and Sandra Marchesi from Italy, caught the eye from the jury because of a strong food and design concept uniting multiple cultures and traditions. In Behind the Curtain, designed by Belgians Jasper Stevens and Karel Verstraeten visitors will be able escape through soft fabric waves into intimate spaces with luxurious marble tables. The Fusions Bar by Lukas Wegwerth in partnership with Wendelin Kammermeier from Berlin scored with a strong graphic look and a concept that puts absurdity and confusion central “we make it happen, just like strawberries in winter.”The Interieur Awards have been part of the programme of the Biennale Interieur since 1972.
This competition for new objects and spaces continues to be an important launch pad for young designers. Over 70 competitors from 18 countries submitted a bar proposal for the Spaces category of the Interieur Awards. The winning designs will be realised at the
Biennale INTERIEUR 2014, which will take place from 17 to 26 October in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Throughout the years, the Awards can look back on an impressive history of professional juries. This year the entries were judged anonymously by Philippe Grohe, Axor, the designer brand of the German sanitaryware specialist Hansgrohe, Francesca Sarti, food
design specialist and founder of the collective Arabeschi di Latte, Paris-based designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour Lawrance and Lowie Vermeersch founder of creative studio Granstudio and president of the Biennale Interieur npo.