04.07.17 / INDE.Awards

INDE.Awards Program Successfully Creates Unity Amoung The Asia Pacific Design Industry.

Media Release | 4th July 2017

On Friday 30th June 2017, Indesign Media Asia Pacific celebrated the inaugural INDE.Awards, connecting and recognising the Asia Pacific region via satellite feed live from the Gala event in Sydney, and announcing the very first winners of this landmark award.

From hundreds of entries across 14 countries in the region, all eyes turned on Sydney for the inaugural INDE.Awards Gala Night. In what is undeniably a very proud accomplishment for the A+D community in this region, the INDE.Awards represents one of the very first concerted efforts to elevate Asia Pacific design to the global stage. And based on the calibre of submission this year, it has become clear that some of this planet’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and practitioners stem from our pocket of the world.

After three intensive years in development, the first ever INDE. Awards Gala took place on Friday June 30 at the Carriageworks theatre in Sydney.

The night was a tremendous success, rewarding and celebrating the industry’s most exceptional design talent from South-East Asia, featuring appearances from the international and local design community.

The impressive shortlist was a tough one to narrow down, but the esteemed jury were more than up to the task, and have handselected this year’s winners. Each of our winners are now the lucky owners of a bespoke designed, custom-made trophy from our official Trophy Partners, Dinosaur Designs.

On behalf of our official Partners and Supporters, we would like to congratulate the winners and shortlisted candidates of the INDE. Awards 2017.

For further information, contact:
Lauren Black, lauren@indesign.com.au
Tegan Richardson, tegan@indesign.com.au
or, head to indeawards.com

Official Jury | 2017
Stephen Burks, Stephen Burks Man Made (USA)
Sue Carr, Carr (Australia)
Chan Ee Mun, WOHA (Singapore)
Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu (China)
Paul McGillick, Chief Design Editor & Author (Australia)
Jan Utzon, Utzon Architects (Denmark)
Adele Winteridge, Foolscap Studio (Australia)
Tim Ross, Design Enthusiast & Entertainer (Australia)
Raj Nandan, Indesign Media Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Stephen Todd, Design Editor (Australia)

Winner | The Building Partnered by Cult Indigo Slam, Smart Design Studio
Winner | The Design Studio Partnered by Denovo Recruitment Austin Maynard Architects
Winner | The Influencer partnered by Interface Central Seat & Drinking Fountain, Steendijk for Embassy Living
Winner | The Work Space partnered by Shaw Contract Slack Melbourne Office, Breathe Architecture
Winner | The Living Space partnered by Gaggenau Cornwall Gardens, CHANG Architects
Winner | The Social Space partnered by Living Edge Humming Puppy, Karen Abernethy Architects
Winner | The Object partnered by Neolith HUP HUP Chair, SKEEHAN Studio
Winner | The Prodigy partnered by Cosentino Vince Alafaci & Caroline Choker, Acme&Co
Winner | The Luminary partnered by Wilkhahn William Smart, Smart Design Studio
Winner | Launch Pad Australia partnered by Schiavello PLICO, Dora Ferenczi
Winner | Launch Pad Asia partnered by Schiavello Never Mind Tableware Series, Jonathan Saphiro Salim
Winner | Best of the Best (across all shortlisted entries) Indigo Slam, Smart Design Studio

Indesign Media Asia Pacific Founder & CEO, Raj Nandan:
“When we started Indesign Media almost 20 years ago in a small one-bedroom flat in Woollahra, our ambition was to create titles that we could use as vehicles to examine, document and celebrate the very best of the Asia Pacific design region.

Starting small but thinking globally from a four-person office in Sydney, we’ve been able to follow you on your journeys into new markets. From New Zealand to Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, China – and many beyond.

We have spent these 2 decades learning, growing and achieving great things in this region right alongside you; working hard to represent you and your incredible talents every step of the way.

We’ve seen and lived through both the triumphs and setbacks of our industry just as you have – sharing the good with the bad.

And tonight this 20-year path comes full-circle as together we – as an industry – acknowledge, reward and commend the most exceptional people, products and projects our corner of the world has produced, propelling them into recognition on the wider, global stage.

When we began putting this program together, our vision was to be the new benchmark for design accolades across the Asia Pacific. Something that – in the tradition of Indesign Media – represents our industry not from afar, but from within.

This mission has always been our number one commitment from 1999 onward, and we have been overwhelmed with the tremendous response we received to the next stage of this journey – the inaugural INDE.Awards.

We owe the success of this program to all of you, where we received over 400 projects, people, products and idea submissions, from every touch-point across the Asia Pacific region.

Because of you, we are a new name and a unique presence on the awards stage, purpose-built by the industry, for the industry, to champion the best in design, architecture and people across South-East Asia.

The support and participation of our industry’s most iconic players truly demonstrates the strength and prowess of architects and designers across our talented corner of the world.”

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