IIDA Reveals 2022 Awardees and Will Announce Best in Competition Winner at the Start of NeoCon
The enduring International Design Competition is in its 49th year. The annual event, hosted by the International Interior Design Association, honors innovation in the design, architecture, and furnishing of interior spaces. Its counterpart, the Will Ching Design Competition, in its 30th year, celebrates excellence in commercial interiors by firms composed of five or fewer employees. This year’s submissions were judged for their suitability and originality—with special attention paid to how finishes and furnishings are integrated—by a jury consisting of Shimoda Design group partner Susan Chang, Interactive Design Architects president Dina Griffin, and Studio Munge founder and design director Alessandro Munge.
Two of the awardees they selected have appeared in the pages of Interior Design: LSM’s Paul Hastings office in Washington on page 144 of this issue is the Large Corporate Space winner, and the Audrey Irmas Pavilion in Los Angeles by OMA and Gruen Associates featured in our April issue won for Public Spaces & Commercial Lobbies. The jury’s other picks are Prefix Design’s own office in Chengdu and One Plus Partnership’s Cinesky Cinema in Shenzhen, both in China; a Napa Valley, California, residence by Aidlin Darling Design; and Genesis House in New York by Suh Architects and HLW; Stüdyo AB’s Cocoon Istanbul takes home the Will Ching Award. All are toasted—and the Best in Competition winner revealed—at the IIDA’s black-tie Revel in Design gala in Chicago on June 12, the kickoff to the annual NeoCon trade fair.
Sculptural Installations Enliven LSM’s Washington Office for Paul Hastings
In LSM’s Washington office for eminent legal firm Paul Hastings, a pair of tall sculpture installations evoke and defy the laws of logic.
One Plus Partnership Adds Visual Intrigue to Cinesky Cinema in Shenzhen, China
One Plus Partnership wins an IIDA Award for Cinesky Cinema in Shenzhen, China, which features a floating cloud design element.
OMA and Gruen Associates Design Audrey Irmas Pavilion, Los Angeles
OMA and Gruen Associates win an IIDA Award for the creative, geometric-inspired Audrey Irmas Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
Designers Talk Trends in Hospitality Design at Penn1 in Manhattan
INTERIOR DESIGN editor in chief Cindy Allen recently brought together four lauded designers during a lively “Wonder Women in Hospitality” talk in New York.
Fernando Laposse Takes a Sustainable Approach to Furniture Design
Fernando Laposse’s furniture is a witty critique of—and thoughtful answer to—the environmental and cultural devastation wrought by the global marketplace.
An Architect’s Escape in Córdoba Blends into the Landscape
Pablo Dellatorre builds a simple A-frame cabin with a dark facade of rauli, a native and locally sourced wood, that blends seamlessly into the forest.