The deadline for the 35th annual Interiors Awards is September 18th.
The Interiors Awards offers recognition in 15 market segments and is the only juried program to offer recognition of design by category. Held since 1979, the competition is judged by a select group of respected design industry leaders.
This year's jury includes: Siobhan Barry, Partner, iCrave; Andreas Charalambous, Principal, FORMA Design; LoriAnn Maas, Principal and Design Director of Interiors, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; Anne Schopf, FAIA, Design Partner, Mahlum Architects; and Joey Shimoda, Chief Creative Officer, Shimoda Design Group, Contract’s 2013 Designer of the Year. For more information, and to enter, click here.
Take a look back at the restaurant category winner from the 2013 Interiors Awards: Untitled cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art by Rockwell Group.
The café won an Interiors Award not only for its thoughtful integration with Marcel Breuer’s midcentury-modern museum building, but also for its ability to transmute into a variety of spaces to suit the museum’s ever-changing needs, whether it’s as an event venue, lecture hall, or exhibition space.
Untitled, the Rockwell Group–designed café at the Whitney, pays homage to Marcel Breuer’s Brutalist building with a neutral color palette, materials that reference the era in which the museum was built, and a playful inversion of the architect’s original lighting.
A chalkboard wall and contrasting white oak and Corian bar can be hidden from view when the café is transformed into temporary gallery space.
The restaurant in the museum’s cellar level seamlessly fits within Breuer’s building.
Photography: Paul Warchol