Design studio on shortlist

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life
Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life

A Hemel Hempstead design studio has been shortlisted in a global awards scheme.

The Deni Lillian Studio has been shortlisted in the Contract Product category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards.

Their Chiswick Point Project, for Bellway Homes, has been selected as one of the qualifying projects by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process.

SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognitions of design excellence in the interior design industry and the increased volume of entries this year has resulted in the biggest selection of finalists to date.

The 14 categories range from best Healthcare Design, Retail Design and Intelligent Design to best KBB Project, Public Space and Visualisation.

Following a public vote, which has now closed, the winners will be announced and awarded with the crystal SBID International Design Awards 2015 trophy at the official ceremony in London on November 27.

An overall winner award will also be awarded to the project that comes out on the top after an amalgamation of the judge’s choices and the public votes have been considered.

The judges this year included Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio 2 & 6; Sir Michael Dixon, Director at the National History Museum, London and Kevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at The Boeing Company; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube; Jane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at Google; David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London; Carolina Calzada, Managing Director at Global Color Research; Patrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media; Theresa Dowling, Editor, Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence (FX, Blueprint) and Robert Hudson, Chief Executive of the National Association of Shopfitters.

All of the winners and finalists will be featured in the Global Interior Design 2015 coffee table book.