SBID International Design Awards

SBID International Design Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The annual Society of British and International Interior Designers is one the most prestigious accolades for the interior design community.  The highly anticipated winners of this year’s SBID International Design Awards have recently been revealed!

SBID International Design Awards

St John’s Wood Residence by Shalini Misra – Winner of Residential Design over £1 million

The awards celebrate the talent of the exceptional designers of interiors worldwide. Alongside the interiors the SBID Product Design Awards showcase the innovative products designers use to create their visionary spaces. As with many design industry events this year it was not possible to host the awards event live at a venue. For the first time in 10 years the International Design Awards were announced publicly online. A joint celebration held alongside the inaugural Product Design Awards.

SBID International Design Award Winners

Despite this year’s unprecedented challenges, the SBID International Design Awards 2020 have been the most globally represented edition to date. With entries from a staggering 49 countries, the entrants, finalists and winners are a testament to the profession’s extraordinary resilience.  They clearly demonstrate the world-wide determination to continue to celebrate the achievements of the design profession at large.

Cotswold Manor Bedroom By Pippa Paton Design – Winner best KBB Design

The Award winners for the interior design categories showcase incredible creative talent from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States, Dominican Republic, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong S.A.R., and Canada. The entries feature breath-taking interior design projects.

Casa Verdi, Domincan Republic – Winner Residential House under £1 million

From multimillion-pound mansions and super luxury private villas to bold, budget-conscious renovations. The awards also celbrate innovative commercial designs for retail, restaurants, offices and hotels; this year’s designs exemplify the ever increasing standards for the global interior design industry.

Alberts Disbury Restaurant SBID Award

Albert’s Didsbury Restaurant by Space Invader Design – Restaurant Design Winner

Click here to see the full list of winners for Interior Design categories.

SBID Product Design Award Winners

From the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Denmark, to the United States, Egypt and Taiwan, the Award winners for product design categories highlight some of the world’s the finest examples of intuitive design within the interior sector. Showcasing inspiring sustainable solutions, quality of craftsmanship and  superior performance. This combines with inventive functionality which continues to drive the industry forward through innovation and expertise.


SBID Product Awards

From left overall winner Northstone Contemporary Terrazzo, Saltwater by Tsar carpets UK – Winner Floor Coverings. Chair Objet by Maison Arabella – Winner Residential Furniture

Click here to see the full list of winners for Product Design categories.

One of the most coveted awards is that  of Overall Winner. This is for the entry that receives the highest scores from both tiers of judging and the public votes combined.

A Hidden Betsuin

A Hidden Betsuin, Exhibition Space in Heibei, China – Overall Winner

This year the SBID Awards shines its coveted spotlight on Chinese design studio, Bluemoon Design for its hot-spring-inspired exhibition centre ‘A Hidden Betsuin’, using all-natural materials. For product design, leading Italian producer of compound stone, Northstone was awarded this enviable accolade for its artisan tile collection, The Fine Lines by Barbieri.

As Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID Founder and CEO says: “We have all been struggling to cope with the broad effects caused by Covid-19 – as individuals, as well as a community. So the Awards this year, whilst very different, have been particularly inspiring to review. It just goes to prove the importance of our surroundings and how the way we feel and act within them is directly impacted by it. It’s been an important reminder to business owners that good design is not just about its aesthetic and functionality, but particularly in commercial space, it’s also about the intrinsic value great design adds to business.”

Wimbledon Common Duplex by Claire Gaskin Interiors – Winner Residential Apartment under £1 million

Judging the Awards

This year’s esteemed international jury was made up of visionary leaders who understand that outstanding design is key to business success. The judging panel includes a host of top tier professionals from global design businesses such as Burberry; Bentley; Belmond; Jacobs; Walpole and Quintessentially.

Now in its eleventh year, the GOLD-rated awards programme is recognised for its transparency, as well as its professional and ethical standards by The Independent Awards Standards Council. With all categories assessed by panels of leading industry experts who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity, achieving an SBID Award is an unparalleled marque of industry excellence for the deserving winners.