For the second year running, Avocado Sweets has been shortlisted in the prestigious SBID International Design Awards. Our vintage design for Poppies of Camden passed a rigorous selection process by industry experts to become a finalist in the Contract Entertainment Space category. The winner will be decided by public vote and announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Friday, 29 November.
Creative Director, Evros Agathou said: “We’re immensely proud the judges have ranked our design among the best Entertainment Spaces in the world. A lot of care went into creating an original authentic design to match the quality and quirk of the Poppies food. From floor to ceiling we made sure every detail was authentic and traditionally made, immersing ourselves in 40s and 50s culture to find original vintage pieces and avoid cliche. But it wasn’t just about the look. We carefully constructed every detail to appeal to the eclectic markets in Camden Town and make Poppies a great customer experience.”
The contract entertainment category finalists include design agencies from New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and London. Judges include Nicholas Candy, CEO, Candy & Candy Design, Theo Williams, Head of Design at John Lewis and this year’s guest judge, Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC.
About the SBID awards:
The fourteen SBID International Design Award 2013 categories are split between Residential and Contract sectors and include Entertainment Space, Transport, Product and Public Space to Visualisation (3D renderings), Interior Design Project under £50,000 and KBB (Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom).
Each category undergoes a rigorous two-tier judging process by panels of industry experts looking at technical content and aesthetic creativity.
SBID is the standard-bearer organisation of the profession of interior design in Britain and represents members in practice, higher education and industry. The organisation supports the profession locally, nationally and internationally and is part of a global network of 50,000 designers who are professionally accredited.
SBID is the British organisation selected by the 16 nation members of the European Council of Interior Architects and the NCIDQ in the USA and Canada to represent their professional accreditation standards in Britain. www.sbid.org