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Celebrating Excellence: The 2024 Australian Interior Design Awards


Australia’s leading industry-based awards initiative, the Australian Interior Design Awards, has concluded for 2024 with a Gala event held at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The innovative and meticulously styled Northcote House by LLDS was awarded the Premier Award for Interior Design.

Premier Award for Australian Interior Design: LLDS for Northcote House, Victoria / Photography by Tom Ross

Celebrating interior design excellence both nationally and internationally, the Australian Interior Design Awards, now in its 21st year, is a partnership between the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and Architecture Media's Artichoke. This year's entries showcased an unprecedented level of sophistication, ingenuity, and exceptionally resolved materiality. The jury remarked, "There's a freshness that characterises this year's entries, regardless of how long they have been in practice. It just goes to prove that as an industry, we are showing no signs of fatigue, and our capacity for excellence and innovation has only been strengthened."

Premier Award for Australian Interior Design, Residential Design Award & Best of State Award for Residential Design (Victoria): LLDS for Northcote House, Victoria / Photography by Tom Ross

This year's program saw an impressive surge in entries, marking the largest shortlist ever with 222 projects. Entries were evaluated across sector-specific categories such as residential, retail, hospitality, public, workplace, and installation design, alongside awards for Sustainability Advancement and Emerging Interior Design Practice. Commenting on this year's entries, the jurors noted, "Competition amongst entries in the 2024 Australian Interior Design Awards was unlike any year before. The calibre of projects was exceptionally high, and while exquisite craftsmanship and detailing reigned, an emphasis on strong colour, natural light, and refined materiality prevailed."

The jury unanimously awarded LLDS’ Northcote House top, praising its "exciting collision of technology, sculpture, and innovative material use," and noting its "unfamiliar yet captivating interior spaces." This project stood out for the jury as it challenged conventional thinking about residential interiors. Northcote House’s sustainability considerations impressed the panel, with every component of the home manufactured within five kilometres of the site. The project was awarded a trio of accolades: the Award for Residential Design, Best of State Award for Residential Design (Victoria), and the Premier Award, with the jurors highly impressed by the project’s confident integration of technology and contemporary styling.

Residential Design Award & Best of State Award Residential Design (NSW): Pattern Studio for Daddy Cool / Photography by Tom Ross

This year's Residential Design Category featured an incredible array of projects. Northcote House by LLDS and Daddy Cool by Pattern Studio were the joint recipients of the Award, with Daddy Cool also receiving the Best of State Award for Residential Design (New South Wales). The jurors commented, “The designers have worked a traditional terrace very hard through their exploration of minimalism in a playful yet sophisticated manner.”

Residential Decoration Award: Amelda Wilde Interior Design for Von Leach Residence, Victoria / Photography by Cricket Saleh

Taking home the Award for Residential Decoration was Amelda Wilde Interior Design's impactful Von Leach Residence. The jurors remarked that the residence had a real sense of expression inspired by its occupants and their personal values, which made the project stand out among the other entries. From a sustainability perspective, the use of vintage furnishings, recycled steel pieces, and reliance on local manufacturing added to the project's success.

Best of State Award Residential Design (Western Australia): State of Kin for Proclamation House / Photography by Jack Lovel

Best of State Award Residential Design (South Australia): Ash McCammon of Enoki for Stirling Residence / Photography by Jenah Piwanski

Residential Design Award Commendation: Prior Barraclough for Union Street House, Victoria / Photography by Ben Hosking

Residential Design Award Commendation: Tsai Design for Kirribilli Downsize Apartment, New South Wales / Photography by Clinton Weaver

Residential Design Award Commendation & Sustainability Advancement Award: Kennedy Nolan with Finding Infinity for Wilam Ngarrang Retrofit, Victoria / Photography by Eve Wilson

Residential Decoration Award Commendation: YSG Studio for Mo Jacobsen, Victoria / Photography by Anson Smart

See the full gallery of 2024 winners here.

Images courtesy of Papermill on behalf of the Australian Interior Design Awards

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