Australia’s most amazing homes, bars and places were named at the 2022 Interior Design Awards

Australia is teeming with cool things to do every week, which won’t be news to us concrete playground readers. It’s also full of amazing and star-studded places, which wouldn’t inspire you either. However, every year, the Australian Interior Design Awards name and celebrate the best of the best when it comes to interior spaces to hang out, live and work in. And an impressive batch of 2022 winners have just been announced.

Back in April, AIDA revealed its shortlist for 2022, which was filled with great spaces in hospitality, residential, workplace, retail and public spaces. Reducing these contenders to the winners list must have been difficult, but the judges clearly enjoyed it. Their choices are amazing, of course.

Troy Sivian’s house. Photo: Anson Smart.

Nabbing first prize for Australian interior design: Clare Cousins ​​Architects for Stable and Cart House in North Melbourne, which the jury said was “brilliant in every respect”. Set within a 1920s brick warehouse, the house also received the residential design category, and was chosen because it “beautifully balances the retention of an existing building with bold new entries that are very practical.”

If that wasn’t enough for you, the 2022 Residential Decoration Award went to Flack Studio for Troye Sivan’s home, also in Melbourne. Yes, you will want to live there. In fact, ensuring that the triple-level residence, which has a great London vibe and was originally a 19th-century hardball court, reflects its famous inhabitant was a big reason for his disc recording. The jury said the house boasted “a strong sense of the client’s personality by beautifully organizing art, furniture, lighting and objects in a way that does not feel forced or presumptuous.”

Arkh. Photo: Timothy Kay

The winners of the 2022 AIDA Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on Friday 17 June, and they also include the Edwards studio of Finesse shoe store – still in Melbourne, this time in Collingwood – which has taken over the retail design business. In addition to offering and selling rare and limited-edition kicks, the sneaker store is clearly quite the coveted spot.

In Sydney, YSG Studio was awarded the interior design tool Impact gong for Edition Roasters at Haymarket, while Arkhé of Adelaide received the Hospitality Design Award for Studio Gram.

View of eucalyptus showing hired labor Pyriscence: After Fireby Anna May Kirk. Photo: Zane Wimberley.

Back in Melbourne, Monash Robotics Lab was awarded the overall design award, with Studio Bright taking the honors. Meanwhile, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney was awarded the installation design category for the exhibition EucalyptusSJB win in collaboration with Richard Leplastrier and Vania Contreras.

In the same vein, one of the brightest new additions to the Australian art scene has won acclaim: the multisensory-only digital art gallery The Lume, with Decibel Architecture behind its striking design.


For the full list of winners of the 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards, head over to the AIDA website.

Top image: Lume, Decibel Architecture.

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