doc marten fashion ARIDO interior design awards announced
The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) has announced the winners of its annual ARIDO Awards Program. Honouring innovation, creativity and professional achievement in the province’s interior design industry, judges selected 32 designs from 10 categories; among the winning entries were 11 Awards of Excellence, 20 Awards of Merit and one Project of the Year.
The winning projects showcase a wide range of interior design talent, from retail to residential, corporate to health care, public and institutional spaces to major restoration projects, and specialty elements to trade show displays. They include a museum of biodiversity, a 2010 Olympic Games store,
a retail concourse, conference centre, dentistry office, and restaurant, as well as private residences, condo sales offices, corporate offices, and a design show display of crystals. An integrated graphics program was honoured, along with a custom made conference table system and a fireplace.
This year’s projects are not confined within Ontario’s borders. “We are very proud of the fact that a number of ARIDO members are creating award winning designs for national and international clients,” says ARIDO’s president,
Deborah Rutherford. “Four of this year’s Award of Excellence projects are outside of Canada.”
The transformation of a historical powerhouse in St. Louis, Missouri, into a modern office building was selected as Project of the Year. The design, by Maureen Donohue of Cannon Design, Toronto, beautifully contrasts the original structure with contemporary elements. A hotel as well as a condo sales office in Atlanta, Georgia, and a retail men’s department in Dublin, Ireland, also received top awards. All three of these projects were designed by Diego Burdi of burdifilek,