The announcement of the finalists in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is one of the most hotly awaited dates on the Australian design calendar.
I have had the privilege of being a judge for several years now. There’s no doubt that our finest interior design talent is represented in these awards, and our designers are truly at a standard that spans well beyond Australia.
Judging is always a difficult task. I was asked to be a part of the process, alongside Coco Republic Executive Director Jeremy Byrne, Belle editor Tanya Buchanan, Steve Cordony and Jean Wright, also from Belle, Karen McCartney and Greg Natale. We look for those who excel in innovation, execution and fulfillment of the client’s brief in the residential, commercial, corporate and hospitality sectors.
The finalists for the prestigious Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year category, won by Greg Natale in 2011 and 2014, are chosen for an overall body of work that displays exceptional creative vision and an inherent talent for taking the functional into the realms of the transformational. They stand out amongst their peers as one to watch.
The finalists –
Best Residential Interior
Best Commercial Interior
Best Hospitality Interior
Best Kitchen Design
Best Bathroom Design
Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year
The winners will be announced at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, to be held at our Alexandria flagship showroom on May 13, 2015. All winning interior designers and their respective work will be published in Belle’s June/July issue, on sale May 18, 2015.