INSIDE 2021 shortlist reveals best interior designs around the world

Greater London, United Kingdom, 2021-07-27 –
 

For those who have been inside the same four walls over lockdown, this year’s INSIDE shortlist is sure to sate the appetite for fresh ideas, inspiration, and beautiful interiors, revealing more than 100 of the very best designed bars, restaurants, hotels, workplaces, and homes by some of the world’s foremost design and architecture firms.

Whether it’s retail spaces that resemble luxury hotels, schools that echo workspaces, or offices that could double as art galleries, entries from across the 11 categories in this year’s shortlist, supported by Miele, subvert expectations and blur boundaries, showcasing the fluidity in today’s interior design trends.

Projects in the Public Building category help re-envision the value design can bring to public life, with entries ranging from the bright and bold Memphis Group-inspired museum, Ya Space, by PIG Design, to Russia’s Ivanovo railroad station, refurbished by Faber Group to preserve its unique decorative elements and cultural heritage.

Within the Hotel category, Opus, by Zaha Hadid Architects in Dubai, goes up against a capsule hotel in a village deep in the forest in Zhejiang province, China, while in the Bars and Restaurants category, Seven Dials Food Hall, by Stiff + Trevillion Architects in London, goes up against Greek restaurant Ilios in Cancun, designed by Filipao Nunes Arquitectos.

For those lusting after office interiors following many months working from home, this year’s shortlisted Workplace projects include Goop’s California HQ, by Rapt Studio, Arup Sydney Offices, by Hassell, a flexible London workspace by Squire & Partners, and a readapted industrial building for a multi-disciplinary design practice in NSW, Australia.

INSIDE will reconvene this year in Lisbon alongside the World Architecture Festival at the FIL exhibition centre, from 1-3 December. This is the first time the event has been hosted in the Portuguese capital, following previous editions in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Singapore, and Berlin. This year’s awards attracted more than 200 entries from over 30 countries, representing a 10% increase in submissions year over year. Other major world architects and designers shortlisted this year include Bates Smart, Perkins & Will, Populous, Woods Bagot, and FJMT Studio. The eleven categories also include Education, Retail, Residential, Health and Fitness, Bars & Restaurants, Workplace, and Meanwhile Spaces.

WAF programme director Paul Finch commented: “This year’s entries are the strongest we have ever had, and we look forward to seeing the finalists in Lisbon.”

The full shortlist for this year’s INSIDE projects can be viewed here.

During the festival, to compete for one of the eleven INSIDE category awards, as well as the overall winner of the ‘World Interior of the Year’ award, nominees will present their projects to a ‘Super Jury’ that includes:

Nigel Coates, Director, Nigel Coates Studio; Oliver Salway, Founder, Softroom; Vesna Petresin, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Johnny Chiu, Founder, J.C. Architecture.

For more details on the 2021 Inside Festival of Interiors and the World Architecture Festival please visit www.insidefestival.com and www.worldarchitecturefestival.com.

@insideworldarchfest #INSIDE2021

About INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors

Held in Portugal from 1-3 December 2021 alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE, supported by Miele, is where the global design community meets to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interior design and architecture. Over three days, INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects, and developments that are changing the face of global interiors.

At INSIDE’s heart is a global awards programme, which will be judged by more than 20 distinguished designers and editors from around the world. Finalists that are shortlisted across 11 categories will present their projects in person to international judging panels. After a hard-fought battle, one practice will receive the ultimate accolade for ‘World Interior of the Year’.

Award Categories

– Bars & Restaurants

– Education

– Health & Fitness

– Hotels

– Public Buildings

– Residential (Housing more than one dwelling)

– Residential (Single Dwelling)

– Retail

– Temporary – Meanwhile uses

– Workplace (Large)

– Workplace (Small)

Headline partners

INSIDE is proud to work with headline partners ABB and Miele, alongside the World Architecture Festivals’s Founder Partner, GROHE

About World Architecture Festival (WAF)

World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at the FIL exhibition centre, Lisbon, from 1-3 December, 2021.

WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange, and be inspired.

WAF is the world’s largest annual, international, live architectural event. It includes the biggest international architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries.

The 2021 World Architecture Festival (WAF) comprises:

– A thematic conference programme (based on the theme: ‘Resetting the City: Greening, Health, and Urbanism’

– Electronic gallery of all Award entries

– Exhibition area

– Live judging of finalists’ projects

– Networking and social events, including partner fringe events

– Winners Dinner

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme. Delegates have access to both events.

WAF and INSIDE are organised by emap, publishers of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal.

About GROHE

GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. GROHE is headquartered in Germany and has been part of the LIXIL Group Corporation since 2014. Our products combine award-winning design with the most sophisticated technologies and the highest-quality materials.

As the founder sponsor of the World Architecture Festival, we are proud to support this important event for the 12th consecutive year at the RAI Amsterdam. In addition to presenting our latest collections, we’ll be offering complimentary food and drinks every day, making the GROHE stand an

ideal rendezvous and networking point during the event. If you’re arriving straight from the airport, enjoy a light breakfast at the GROHE stand with our compliments. We have invited many leading developers and GROHE partners to enjoy this annual spectacle of architecture, and we are sure they would enjoy meeting the creme-de-la-creme of the industry at our stand.

Pass by our stand this year and be the first to see the unveiling of our latest collections at the Festival. GROHE will present our first 3D metal-printed faucets, combining cutting-edge technology with spectacular design, together with our GROHE Blue Home Essence Colors and water filtering solutions that turn tap water into fresh water.

As in previous years, GROHE will be sponsoring the World Building of the Year Award that will be presented at the end of the Gala Dinner. GROHE is also sponsoring the awards for the Hotel and Leisure, Housing, and Residential categories.

If you’re presenting a project at the Festival, we wish you the very best of luck!

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a history of innovation that spans more than 130 years. Today, ABB focuses on digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics/Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB AbilityTM digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with approximately 147,000 employees.

Within the electrification business, ABB ́s German subsidiary, Busch-Jaeger Elektro, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical solutions for the building sector, and its proven expertise can be found in numerous hotels, condominiums, offices, retail-, public-, cultural-, and residential buildings around the globe.

Solutions provided include a full gamut of products: from innovative, design-oriented wiring accessories, to the control of building-functions via touch panels, smart-phones, tablets, and voice control.

The ABB Busch-Jaeger portfolio stands for maximizing comfort and safety for building users, and for minimizing energy consumption and overall ecological footprint. ABB ́s “Mission to ZERO” campaign 2019/20 draws worldwide attention to ABB ́s cutting edge technological portfolio.

About Miele

Miele is held in high esteem as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium appliances for cooking, laundry care, and floor care. Miele also manufactures dishwashers, washing machines, and tumble dryers for commercial use, as well as appliances for the reprocessing of medical instruments and laboratory equipment (“Miele Professional”). Miele is represented in close to 100 countries through by its own sales companies and importers.

The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany, as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, and Romania. 2017/18 turnover amounted to approximately EUR 4.1 billion, with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Now in the fourth generation of family ownership, Miele employs a workforce of more than 20,000, including 11,200 employees based in Germany. The company’s headquarters are located in Gütersloh/Westphalia, Germany.

For more information


  1. www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

  2. www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/202…

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