VOTE FOR SPRING CITY 66! Concept i is shortlisted for the SBID International Design Awards 2020…/spring-city-66

Concept i is among the impressive global design talent to have become a finalist in the SBID International Design Awards 2020, for its entry into the Retail Design category.

Considered as one of the most prestigious accolades in interior design and respected by the industry at large, success in this GOLD-rated awards programme is achieved purely for the quality of design, innovation, aesthetic and value-added to the project. The finalists in each category therefore demonstrate the highest standards of design excellence for interiors within their field, spanning commercial and residential design sectors.

Consistent in its quest to recognise, reward and celebrate global interior design, this year’s SBID Awards has been the most globally represented edition to date; receiving entries from 49 countries around the world. Entries from this category showcase talent from countries such as the UK, Poland, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Macau S.A.R., United States, Brazil, Japan and Romania.

Each entry undergoes an exhaustive two-tier judging process, where leading industry professionals evaluate essential elements such as compliance with the brief, budget, health & safety and fit-for-purpose design. Concept i‘s project “Spring City 66” was shortlisted by this year’s revered international jury for both its technical content and aesthetic creativity.

The Judges decisions are finalised by the third and final stage of judging, where the public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects at Accounting for an influential 30% of the results, the public and ultimate end-users of design have the final say in which projects and products have what it takes to take home a prestigious SBID Award. With previous years seeing an astounding 225,000 unique voters, the voting will close on Wednesday 30th September at 5pm (BST).

You can show your support and vote for Concept i‘s project by visiting

The Retail Design category covers all commercial interiors created for retail outlets including shopping centres, shops, showrooms, pop-up shops and art galleries. Projects can be a complete refurbishment or smaller commissions within these buildings.

Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE says: “Business has been disrupted for many designers during the pandemic, but I’m pleased to confirm that the interior design practice has remained relatively steady. The SBID International Design Awards received submissions from more countries this year than in any other year, demonstrating the strength of SBID and the industry as a whole. We are thrilled to be the award that designers want to win and for that, we are particularly proud and honoured, as an interior design body for trading standards, to continue showcasing the world’s best interior design during these difficult days.”

The winning entry in each category will be announced on Friday 23rd October and be awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souci Glass Deco as this year’s prestigious SBID Awards Winners. An Overall Winner will also be awarded for the project that scored highest overall from both the judges shortlists and public votes combined!

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