Victoria + Albert Baths have announced the opening of this year’s International Design Awards competition.
Architects, designers and students are invited to immerse themselves in the world of boutique hotel design, creating a concept space that inspires, relaxes and reinvigorates. Entrants must create a 3m x 3m concept bathroom using any products within the range. The winning designer will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to see their bathroom on the Victoria + Albert stand at Salone de Mobile next year. Entries require a 150-word description, a floor plan, and at least two project views including a rendering or sketch using 2D or 3D files which can be downloaded from the website. Entries must be submitted before 22nd December 2017.
This year the brand welcomes a panel of global judges made up of architects and designers from renowned practices with real expertise in hospitality design:
Beat Huesler, Director of Oppenheim Architecture + Design Europe, Basel, Switzerland. With over 26 years of experience, Huesler’s project leadership has garnered some of the industry’s most prestigious distinctions, including recent honours from WAF, Architizer, and the Africa & Arabia Property Awards.
Richard Felix-Ashman, Interior Design Director of Handel Architects. San Francisco USA. After studying fine art in London and architecture in Brighton, England, Felix-Ashman moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in design.
Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder of Champalimaud Design, New York, USA. Her work references her multi-faceted vantage point from personal commissions in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. In 2012 Alexandra Champalimaud was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Simon Kincaid, Director of Conran and Partners, London, UK. After studying Interior Architecture, Kincaid pursued a career in residential and hospitality design spanning more than 19 years.
Laura Bielecki, Senior Interior Designer at Ellington, Dubai, UAE. She has a special interest in Green Building, having gained her LEED accreditation. Bielecki has become an industry voice through her popular blog “Luxury Interiors”. In 2012 Bielecki was awarded ‘Middle East Young Designer of the Year’ at the Commercial Interior Design Awards.Victoria + Albert Baths | vandabaths.com