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
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.