1.61 London achieved an SBID Award for the Mansion project at the eagerly anticipated SBID International Design Awards for 2020. The London-based design studio was awarded this accolade the incredible project. The winners were revealed online on Friday 23 October alongside this year’s inaugural SBID Product Design Awards winners in a combined celebration of interior design excellence; showcasing the exceptional designers of interiors, and the inspiring products that go in them!

1.61 London were approached by a family to create their dream home in Surrey and tasked with creating something that was traditional in its style, but also had amazing ‘wow factor’. The internal finish needed to align with the external architecture in a modern way, whilst capturing a Gatsby-esque style. 1.61 were also asked to design the landscaping around the property, which needed to provide a suitable backdrop to the entire estate. The project visuals showcase the external spaces with detailed landscaping and waterfalls, as well as glass swimming pool and the stunningly designed interiors for this one of a kind property.

Despite the unprecedented challenges facing the industry this year, the SBID Awards 2020 have been the most globally represented edition to date. With industry talent hailing from 49 countries across the world, the results are a testament to the profession’s extraordinary resilience, demonstrating a world-wide determination to continue to celebrate the achievements of the design profession at large.

Now in its eleventh year, the GOLD-rated awards programme is recognised for its transparency, as well as its professional and ethical standards by The Independent Awards Standards Council. With all categories assessed by panels of leading industry experts who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity, as well inviting the public to cast their votes, achieving an SBID Award is an unparalleled marque of industry excellence for the deserving winners. Judges this year included a host of top tier professionals from global design businesses such as Burberry; Belmond; Jacobs; Walpole and Quintessentially.

SBID Founder and CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE comments: “We have all been struggling to cope with the broad effects caused by Covid-19 – as individuals, as well as a community. So the Awards this year, whilst very different, have been particularly inspiring to review. It just goes to prove the importance of our surroundings and how the way we feel and act within them is directly impacted by it. It’s been an important reminder to business owners that good design is not just about its aesthetic and functionality, but particularly in commercial space, it’s also about the intrinsic value great design adds to business.”