Industry recognises design excellence

08 July, 2011

The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards recognised "excellence" in design and architecture in the global hospitality industry yesterday, at a ceremony in Canary Wharf, London.

The contest saw 330 entrants from 51 countries competing for 11 awards – each representing a category -  plus two overall prizes.

Judges - who included Fay Mashler, restaurant critic; Femke de Wild, editor of Frame magazine;  Karim Rashid, designer,  Ian Callum, design director Jaguar Cars – chose Smack, designed by Steve Smith as best overall bar and Busaba Eathai, designed by David Archer Architects as best restaurant.

The categories and winners were:

 

Independent restaurant: Barbican Lounge, London

Designer: SHH

 

Multiple restaurant: Busaba Eathai, Bicester

Designer: David Archer Architects

 

Independent bar or club: Smack, Leamington Spa

Designer: Steve Smith                                         

 

Multiple bar or club: Grosvenor Café, Glasgow                           

Designer: Surface ID

 

Restaurant/bar/club in another space: Barbican Foodhall, London

Designer: SHH                                          

 

Restaurant or bar in a hotel: The Bar, Coworth Park, Ascot

Designer: Fox Linton Associates

 

Café or fast food: Costa Coffee, London                             

Designer: Stiff and Trevillion                                             

 

Identity & website design: Dock Kitchen, London

Designer: Here Design

 

Pub: Stravaigin, Glasgow

Designer: Surface ID                                           

 

Lighting scheme: Chan, Greece

Designer: Andy Martin Studio

 

International restaurants: Look Out Café, Japan and Cave, Australia

Designers: Design Spirits and Koichi Takada                                       

 

International bar:  Tazmania Ballroom, Hong Kong

Designer: Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio





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