As part of the 2007 Interior Design Awards, CARR Design Group was recently announced as the winner of the coveted Corporate Interior Design Award for the Transurban Operations Melbourne project.

David Hicks was announced winner of the Colour in Commercial Interiors Award for his Eve Nightclub project (VIC) and the City of Melbourne, in collaboration with DesignInc, took home the award for Environmentally Sustainable Design for their CH2 – Council House 2 project (VIC).

The Interior Design Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the National Gallery of Victoria where more than 500 design professionals gathered to hear the commended and winning entries from 16 categories covering residential, retail, hospitality, corporate, public, interior product and interior textile design.

“The Interior Design Awards are an unmissable opportunity for designers to be recognised at the highest level,” says event manager, Jacinta Reedy.

“Each year these awards are hotly contested by both large and small design firms from throughout Australia. One of the key reasons is that the judging process is based solely on peer review, so being awarding is an accolade that’s highly sought after."

The Interior Design Awards is a national award program recognising excellence in Australian design and is a partnership event of the Design Institute of Australia, designEX and Artichoke.

Overall entries for the Interior Design Awards entered into 319 awards categories (2006 figures) to 355 projects entered into 471 awards categories (2007 figures). This is an increase of 80 per cent for projects entered and an increase of 48 per cent in terms of the award categories entered. More than 500 registrations were received.