Seafarers Display Shortlisted for AIDA Awards

Recognised for its excellence in installation design, the Seafarers Display Residence has been shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) – a high-calibre, industry-recognised award designed to celebrate and promote the achievements of designers and architects. 

Replicating the remarkable mixed-use precinct that will transform the North Wharf of Melbourne into a visual icon, the Seafarers Display Suite design can be viewed as an extension of the waterfront location with forms that draw inspiration from the flow of the river, evoking the site’s industrial past.

Open plan in design, its generous space flows seamlessly from the magnificently appointed kitchen to the dining area and living room with its full height windows and striking panoramic cityscape. The interior is then further elevated through inspired materiality, elegant fittings and a fully integrated kitchen.

Riverlee’s vision for Seafarers and the Display Residence redefines the possibilities of inner city living. To realise this potential, the space has been carefully crafted in collaboration with idea-driven local firms of international renown, including Fender Katsalidis, Oculus, CARR design and ODO.

The project is the first of its kind to feature precision engineered porcelain fronted joinery using a product called Laminam which is a revolutionary natural slab that is produced using advanced and sustainable technologies. Breaking the traditional concepts of surfaces, it’s fully recyclable and completely resistant to chemicals, wear, frost, fire and mould.

The suite has been designed to with work with nature and not against it with lush internal greenery inside and out, reflecting 1 Hotel’s eco-luxury brand belief that; luxury is not derived from extravagance, but is borne from the abundant beauty in nature that surrounds us.

As the only interior design awards program in Australia that is 100 per cent peer judged, the AIDA judges align with entrants in terms of practice, background and geography, and are composed of highly regarded practitioners with a deep understanding of the local landscape, market and conditions.

The eagerly anticipated announcement of the 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards will be taking place on Friday 29 May, with the ceremony transformed into an online celebration.