Mumbai: Forbes India launched its first Forbes India Design Awards to celebrate the brightest design talent in the country and turn the spotlight on India’s design mavericks. The Forbes India Design Awards 2019 were presented at a high-profile evening in Mumbai and were attended by the biggest names from the Indian design industry.
The awards recognized and honored an entire spectrum of architectural and interior practices in India that are globally competitive and yet, are in sync with the country’s landscape, climate and environment. They were presented across 11 categories, including conservation & preservation of heritage monuments as well as social impact projects.
The winners were chosen by a team of 11 eminent jury members, who have set new benchmarks with their own practices and helped impart a contemporary language to the Indian design industry, while reinterpreting the country’s rich design past in newer, more modern ways. The winners were judged on very relevant criteria such as the sustainability factor embedded in their design, the use of local adaptive material and innovation.
Besides awarding established practices chosen by the jury from the submissions received, the Forbes India Design Awards 2019 also assume significance for recognising emerging talent in architecture and interiors.
The winners of the Forbes India Design Awards 2019:
- Best Retail and Hospitality Interiors – FADD Studio for Misu Restaurant
- Best Institutional Interiors – Archohm Consults for The Design Village
- Best Office Interiors – Artha Studio for The New Studio
- Best Commercial Architecture
- Dipen Gada & Associates for Sanket India
- Stapati for Malabar Headquarters
- Best Group Housing Architecture – Seza – Seema Puri And Zarir Mullan Architects And Interior Designers for Pali Palms
- Best Hospitality Architecture – Kumar La Noce for Cardamom Club
- Best Architecture: Institution/Culture/Public – Calm Studio for Apollo Tyres Global R&D Centre
- Best Architecture: Social Impact Projects – Venkataramanan Associates for Church Street Redevelopment Project
- Best Conservation and Restoration Architecture – Spaces Architects@ka for Haveli Dharampura
- Best House Architecture
- Malik Architecture for House of Three Streams
- Artha Studio for A Farmer’s Abode
- Best House Interiors – Dar & Wagh Designs for 42 Wagholi
The process for calling in submissions began almost four months ago. Along with our Knowledge Partner, Morphogenesis, we held extensive deliberations on the criteria of selection, the categories in which the submissions would be called for, and the jury members who will choose the ultimate winners based on set criteria. Our jury members met in March in New Delhi to hew out the final list of winners. The judging panel, comprising of the most extraordinary architects and interior designers who have shaped Indian design milieu, included Aamir Sharma, Partner, Aamir & Hameeda Interior Designers (AANDH); Abin Chaudhuri, Abin Design Studio; Gayathri Shetty, GNA; Sonali Bhagwati, President, DPA; Vikram Phadke, Interspace Inc.; Verendra Wakhloo, Matra Architects and Urban Planner; Ambrish Arora, Co-founder, Lotus Studio; Raja Raja Menon, Director, Arcop Associates; Kapil Gupta, Serie Architects; Krishnarao Jaisim, Jaisim-Fountainhead and Rahul Gore, _OPOLIS.
Full information on the Forbes India Design Awards can be found at: http://www.forbesindia.com/designawards/winners/