Volume 5 Issue 4
World Class Design
What an amazing display of global interior design we had at this year’s SBID International Design Awards! In so many ways I believe it was our best year ever. This year’s entries represented the highest standard of design across multi-disciplines from 45 countries, and from both SBID members and non-members. The Dorchester hotel is – and has always been – the home of the Awards; this legendary hotel rightly holds some of the travel industry’s highest honours, including being named the world’s number one city hotel within the past twelve months. It is without doubt the perfect venue for our own celebrated event. Turn to page 24 to get a flavour of the success of the 2016 Awards.
Continuing this issue’s celebration of the very highest levels of design, our Q&A is with Chris Godfrey, Global Principal at HBA Residential. He shares his insights into ultra high-end residential design as Hirsch Bedner Associates opens its London office. We also feature the latest products to have caught our eye, and throw the spotlight on stunning award-winning furniture in our Special Report. With all this, plus our Awards winners, it’s fair to say this issue is truly a feast for the eyes.
Dr Vanessa Brady OBE