The IFA (formerly ASOFIA) 2018-2019 Design Awards had three Category Sponsors; Scentre Group for Best Design Retail, Hasbuilt Projects for Best Design Commercial and USG Boral for Best Design Professional Suites.
In the design awards, colour, scale, bold statements and clever planning were used to create spaces that became destinations in themselves.
The Best Design Hospitality award winner, COLLECTIVUS, took home the trophy for their blend of contemporary design with traditional Japanese detail in the custom-created dining space at Ichi Ban Sushi. The unique design features included custom wall graphics, signage and colour to enthuse diners and break away from the common sushi train style of eatery.
Best Design Commercial went to ELLIVO ARCHITECTS for their major refurbishment of the QLD Master Builders office. There were many facets of design to be considered, as well as heritage considerations and a client with more than a passing interest in quality construction and workmanship.
MEDIFIT DESIGN & CONSTRUCT were announced winners of the Best Design Professional Suites award for their work at Diverse Dental. The concept needed to be inviting, modern and appeal to kids as much as adults. The award-winning design did just that.
MASTERPLANNERS INTERIORS’s design for Pantryman WA, stood out as the winner for the Best Design Retail – Independent, with the modern industrial feel, hero lighting and custom shelving catching the judges’ eye.
Best Design Retail – National was won by ACRD for the Telstra Shop VIC which was a triumph that brought together the possibilities of the future with innovative products, interactive customer spaces and brand messaging. ACRD’s Telstra Future Retail Environment, the Glen, is the first store to roll out the new look.