Winners revealed: 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards

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Winner of Best Restaurant Design – 
Beccafico by Matt Woods Design.

Winner of Best Restaurant Design – Beccafico by Matt Woods Design. Image: Dave Wheeler

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Winner of Best Bar Design – Smalls by Fiona Lynch Office.

Winner of Best Bar Design – Smalls by Fiona Lynch Office. Image: Dan Hocking

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Winner of Best Cafe Design – Abbots & Kinney by Studio-Gram

Winner of Best Cafe Design – Abbots & Kinney by Studio-Gram Image: David Sievers

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Winner of Best Cafe Design – The Kettle Black by Studio You Me.

Winner of Best Cafe Design – The Kettle Black by Studio You Me. Image: Peter Clarke

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Winner of Best Temporary Design – 
Australian Pavilion Installation by Design by Pidgeon

Winner of Best Temporary Design – Australian Pavilion Installation by Design by Pidgeon Image: John Gollings

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Winner of Best Retail Design – The District by The Uncarved Block.

Winner of Best Retail Design – The District by The Uncarved Block. Image: John Gollings

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Winner of Best Identity Design – Bang Street Food by Sonnet.

Winner of Best Identity Design – Bang Street Food by Sonnet. Image: Michael Wee

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The 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards jury. From left to right: designer Stuart Krelle, chef and restaurateur Karen Martini, designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, AFR design editor Stephen Todd and Cameron Bruhn.

The 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards jury. From left to right: designer Stuart Krelle, chef and restaurateur Karen Martini, designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, AFR design editor Stephen Todd and Cameron Bruhn. Image: Timothy Burgess

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The 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards were announced at a cocktail party on 17 November 2015 at Melbourne’s 64 Sutton event space. Australia and New Zealand’s design and hospitality communities came together to celebrate the best designed restaurants, cafes, bars, temporary environments, retail spaces for food and drink and visual identities for all.

From a record number of entries, 88 were shortlisted. From this shortlist, seven projects have been awarded best design in six categories, and twenty-six received high commendations.

On the 2015 jury were: Stuart Krelle (director of Luchetti Krelle), Karen Martini (chef and restaurateur), Pascale Gomes-McNabb (founder, Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design), Stephen Todd (design editor of Australian Financial Review magazine) and Cameron Bruhn (editorial director of Architecture Media).

The standard of entries this year was impressive, with juror Stephen Todd noting in the awards overview that it was “an indication of the vitality of the sector and the significance of good design as a driver of the hospitality industry.” 

“Once again, the Eat Drink Design Awards allows us to take a snapshot of the more directional interiors around Australia and New Zealand, today.”

And the winners are:

Best Bar Design

Smalls – Fiona Lynch Office

Best Restaurant Design

Beccafico – Matt Woods Design

Best Cafe Design

Abbots & Kinney – Studio-Gram

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The Kettle Black – Studio You Me 

Best Temporary Design

Australian Pavilion Installation – Design by Pidgeon

Best Retail Design

The District – The Uncarved Block

Best Identity Design

Bang Street Food – Sonnet 

Hall of Fame

Icebergs by Lazzarini Pickering was inducted into the Hall of Fame – an award given each year to an establishment of enduring cultural and design value.

Winners, highly commended projects and the shortlist are all featured in Artichoke 53, along with a full jury overview.

View all the entries including the high commendations and more images at the Eat Drink Design Awards gallery.


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