SBID International Design Awards1 7 20 August 2014
SoFarSoNear are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Contract Product category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards.
The public are now invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries at http://www.sbidawards.com/, as their votes will be counted towards the overall results. The public voting will close at 5.30 pm GMT on Friday 5 September and the winners will be announced at the SBID International Design Awards Ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 14 November 2014. The Spartito fabric has been selected as one of the qualifying products by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. SoFarSoNear’s new textile design Spartito, is an addition to our Cuprum range. The distinctive Spartito pattern,in copper thread, is based on music written by Daniele Lombardi and designed for SoFarSoNear by r+s architects. As with the other designs in the Cuprum range Spartito comes from a constant search for unique and unusual materials. Spartito is a veritable copper fabric that combines the mass and shine of metal leaf with the softness of a textile. Flame retardant and highly resistant, Spartito is the ideal fabric for Hospitality. R+S architects specified Spartito fabric on acoustic panels in the cafe and terrace areas for the recently refurbished 5*Hotel Baglioni in Milan. SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognitions of design excellence in the interior design industry. With a 15% increase in entries from over 30 countries across the globe, SBID President, Vanessa Brady OBE said: ‘Quality projects from around the world at every scale and price-point continue to represent our ethos; that design is a discipline that requires training, trading standards, a shared financial conduct and unity, then it truly is celebrated… SBID are incessantly dedicated to acknowledging excellence at every level and our awards serve as the finest way to celebrate this commitment’.