The FINAL deadline for the 35th Annual Interiors Awards is Friday, September 27th.
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 Retail category winner from the 34th Annual Interiors Awards: the museum store in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Marlon Blackwell Architect.
Local craftsmanship, inspired by Arkansas basket maker Leon Niehues, is realized with locally harvested cherry wood on the ceiling, walls, and floors, as well as Ozark walnut vitrines.
A literary section is defined by a textured green fabric wall in which recessed shelving holds art-related books.
Curves of the ribbed wood ceiling form a soffit to shield the west-facing glazed storefront.
Contrasting with the raw concrete columns of the Safdie-designed building, the cherry wood slats in the Blackwell-designed store add warmth, texture, and scale.
Photography: Timothy Hursley