2007 ARIDO Awards of Excellence Honor Ontario's Top Interior Designers

Published on September 27, 2007

2007 ARIDO Awards of Excellence Honor Ontario's Top Interior Designers

Published on September 28, 2007

Luxury Retail, Nature-Inspired Artistry, Urban Originality and Sustainable Designs Dominate 2007 Gala.”
Projects of the Year awarded for Niagara’s Stratus Winery and Umbra Premiere Retail Location.”

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) announces the winners of its 23rd annual Awards of Excellence, which were held during a gala dinner last night at the Direct Energy Center as part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada.

The prestigious award program, honoring creativity and professional achievement in the province’s interior design industry, recognized 26 entries in 12 different categories. Among the winning entries, there were two Projects of the Year, four Awards of Excellence and twenty-one Awards of Merit.

"We are extremely proud of the achievement and professionalism of Ontario’s interior design community," says Peter Grimley, president of ARIDO. "While the awards recognize success on an individual and corporate level, they also serve to build public awareness of the power and effect of good interior design on business to remain competitive in today’s economy."

Judged by nine esteemed representatives from business, media, and design, each entry was judged on its own merit and on the specific circumstances under which it was completed. In their submissions, entrants were asked to consider existing design elements, budget and project objectives, strategies employed, overall creativity, examples of project results, and sustainability and collaborative elements.

This year’s show revealed a shifting emphasis on the re-design of public spaces, as the majority of awards were from commercial and retail-based sectors. The focus on retail was demonstrated by Diego Burdi of burdifilek design who won five awards in total: three Awards of Merit for spectacular luxury retail designs in Holt Renfrew, an Award of Excellence for his work in Capezio as well as the coveted Project of the Year for his design of the retail and tasting areas of Stratus Winery.

Christopher Wright of figure3 scored the other Project of the Year for his dramatic and interactive interpretation of Umbra’s new flagship retail location in Toronto.

Indicative of the current commercial building boom, Anna Simone and Elaine Cecconi took an Award of Excellence for their sleek and fashionable Project “X” condominium sales center.

The final Award of Excellence went to Carol Smith of SGH Design Partners who wowed judges with the subtle branding and natural elements found in the reception area, boardroom and salon of the marketing center of hair care creator Ojon.

ARIDO congratulates all of the 2007 ARIDO Awards of Excellence recipients.


Projects of the Year

UMBRA Premiere Retail Location
Christopher Wright/figure3

Stratus Winery
Diego Burdi/burdifilek

Awards of Excellence

Capezio
Diego Burdi/burdifilek

"X" The Condominium
Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone/Cecconi Simone Inc.

Ojon
Carol Smith/Smith Grimley Harris Design Partners

Awards of Excellence - Concept

Offspring - Interior Design Show 2007
Jenny Lee/full scale + partners inc.

Awards of Merit

Private Residence
Elaine Cecconi/Cecconi Simone Inc.

Holt Renfrew Personal Shopping Suites
Diego Burdi/burdifilek

Holt Renfrew Designer Collection Floor
Diego Burdi/burdifilek

Holt Renfrew Designer Collection Floor – Feature Display Table
Diego Burdi/burdifilek

MediaCom WWP
Donald Crichton/HOK

Work Space on-Demand Office Model for IBM
Christopher Wright/figure3

George Weston Limited Lobby
Inger Bartlett/Bartlett & Associates

Saatchi & Saatchi workstation/exhibition furniture system
Inger Bartlett/Bartlett & Associates

The Laneway Mews Interior Design Show 2005
Trevor Kruse/Hudson Kruse Design

Re-imagine, Re-treat*
Gerry Anacleto/Anacleto Design
* Received two Awards of Merit for this projects for: Marketing Center and Sustainability

Offspring – Interior Design Show 2007
Jenny Lee/full scale + partners inc.

California Thai Fusion Restaurant
Jenny Lee/full scale + partners inc.

Four Seasons Sales Office
Brian Gluckstein/Gluckstein Design Planning Inc.

9T6 St. Patrick Model Suite
Mike Niven/Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.

Park Place Condominium
Alex Chapman/Chapman Design Group Ltd.

The Residences of College Park
Alex Chapman/Chapman Design Group Ltd.

Chaggar Dental
Ian Graham/Oomph

Humber College School of Spa Management
Valerie Gow/Gow Hastings Architects

Sherbourne Health Centre
Susan Chang/IBI Group

Callaghan Letellier Wiens Gibbons
Ann Callaghan/Callaghan Letellier Wiens Gibbons Facility Planning and Design

 




 

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