Every year, the interior design world awards the best products and innovations that change the way we look at our living space. Here’s a quick look at the spaces and the interior design projects that really got the attention of designers this year.
1: SOHO 3Q by Ippolito Fleitz Group
Coworking spaces have sprouted in cities over the last few years. The latest, most awe-inspiring one is the SOHO 3Q in China which was designed with millennials in mind.
It’s five levels consist of amenities that workers need such as workstations, conference rooms, and canteens. It also has a variety of seating options to suit different purposes whether it’s for working or recharging.
2: Jewel Box by Messana O’Rorke
As more people move to cities, they’ve also adjusted their living space needs. Most are content living in smaller apartments if it means being close to better opportunities.
This project, called Jewel Box, showcases the possibilities one can have when living in a small space. The style is minimalist but behind bare walls and surfaces is plenty of storage to keep clutter away. To make up for the bareness, the designers use unique materials and furnishings to give the space a more interesting look.
3: 56 Leonard by SheltonMindel
On the other end of the spectrum are large apartments which can be quite a challenge to furnish. The 56 Leonard gives you ideas on how to turn a large space into an intimate home by furnishing it with playful elements such as a Jenga tower and floating shelves. On bare walls, they have tastefully added personal elements such as artwork and personal memorabilia.
4: Freebooter by GG-Loop
Though technically not interior design, this one is incredible. On your next sustainability project for your home, you can do more than get natural mattresses with non-toxic materials; you can also consider the amount of energy you use as a way to lessen your impact.
This design by Giacomo Garziano’s firm does exactly that. They developed a four-story residential structure that maximizes the amount of sunlight and privacy it gets. The structure was also designed so it only takes three weeks to build.
5: LeanTo by OFS
The LeanTo was awarded as one of the best seating products this year for good reason. It’s the perfect seating that can be added to both home and office spaces. It’s available in different sizes to accommodate one, two, or even three persons. The seating comes with side tables to hold all your essentials, and if you want, you can add a desk and enjoy some privacy in your own nook.
6: Gym Space by Mattia Pareschi
Another innovation that has caught the attention of designers is Gym Space by Mattia Pareschi. It’s a wall-mounted frame that’s dedicated to physical exercise. Here, you can hang your exercise equipment and perform your workouts; it can also double as hanging storage for your bathroom essentials. It comes in a variety of colors like wood, red, and light blue so it complements any living space.
7: Porto Segura, Brazil Residence by Studio MK27
Beach living will never get old as more people have access to travel now. More and more interior design projects key on this fact. One perfect example is the Sand House in Porto Segura, Brazil.
There is little division between the rooms which gives the space a sense of airiness. The main focus of this project was to play with natural elements already present in a beach setting. Think lights, shadows, the ocean, nature. When you have all this beauty all around you, there is little need to compensate with modern or ostentatious furniture.
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