Ushers by Design have been shortlisted in the Restaurant Design category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards.

The Shanghai Baby Project has been selected as one of the qualifying projects by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries at, as their votes will be counted towards the overall results.

SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognitions of design excellence in the interior design industry. This edition has seen a 25% increase of entries, resulting in an even bigger 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. The closing date for the public voting will be on Friday 16 September 2016 at 5.30pm GMT.

Winners will be announced and awarded with the crystal SBID International Design Awards 2016 trophy at the official ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel London on Friday 25 November 2016. 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.

VIPs and our distinguished panel of sponsors including ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco will be invited to our annual afternoon tea at the House of Lords in November 2016.

All of the winners and finalists will be featured in The Global Interior Design 2016 coffee table book.

The judges this year included new additions Marek Reichman Creative Director of Aston Martin, Richard Lloyd, Executive Director at Which? to our revered selection of international industry leaders:

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio 2 & 6; Sir Michael Dixon, Director at the National History Museum, London; Kevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at The Boeing Company; Jane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at Google; David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London; Carolina Calzada, Managing Director at Colour Hive; Patrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube.

A distinguished panel of sponsors include ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco just to name a few!

To see more on the finalists, visit


The past Awards received entries from over 41countries, across 5 continents around the world. Previous finalists and winners have included: The Apartments First Class Suites by Acumen Design Associates, Trump International Hotel & Tower by IIBYIV; Candy & Candy’s Candyscape II and Number One Hyde Park; Bentley Motors Head Office in Crewe by FutureBrand and W Hotels in Paris and Singapore by Rockwell Group.

The winners will benefit from extensive media and social media exposure throughout the year as well as the right to use the ‘SBID Winner 2016′ logo on their website. They will also have the opportunity to network with top design professionals and potential clients and will receive the crystal trophy at the ceremony. Shortlisted entrants will also receive media and social media exposure and the right to use the ‘SBID Shortlisted 2016′ logo.

About SBID (Society of British International Design)

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is the professional accrediting organisation for the interior design industry in the UK supporting the interests of interior designers and manufacturers.  The organisation supports the profession locally, nationally and internationally and is part of a global network of 50,000 designers who are professionally accredited. SBID is the British organisation selected by the 16 nation members of the European Council of Interior Architects and the NCIDQ in the USA and Canada to represent their professional accreditation standards in Britain.

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