Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is quite the impressive event. Styled to perfection and with the who’s who of the design world in attendance, it is one not to be missed. Which is why it was so disappointing neither Jen or I could make Tuesday’s gala event! Well, at least we have the photos to ogle at!
Now in its fifth year, the awards – which acknowledge excellence in Australian interior design and decoration – set the benchmark for expertise, creativity and vision in what is a highly competitive, highly progressive industry.
Matt Gibson of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design took out the major award of the night, Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year — as well as the Residential Design category. Matt wins return flights to Paris and five nights accommodation to attend the Maison et Objet exhibition in September 2015, a $25,000 package from Multyflex, Parisi bathroom products to the value of $5000, a $2000 Cadrys voucher and a $1000 Coco Republic voucher.
Other winners were: Justine Hugh-Jones Design for Best Kitchen Design, Smart Design Studio for Best Bathroom Design, Genesin Studio for Best Commercial Interior and Hecker Guthrie for Best Hospitality Design.
The winners in this year’s awards represent an Australian design landscape that is fast becoming known for its unique, fresh and challenging aesthetic. The rigorous selection process was undertaken by this year’s judging panel of Coco Republic executive director Anthony Spon-Smith, Belle editor Tanya Buchanan and renowned publisher and author, Karen McCartney.
The award winners are profiled in Belle’s June/July 2015 issue, on sale Monday 18 May.
Photography by Caroline McCredie