The Judging system
The FX International Interior Design Awards is open to architects, designers, clients and suppliers for interior design projects or products completed or launched between 20 July 2017 and 20 July 2019. The judges are independent experts who are recruited to form a fresh new panel each year, and comprise engineers, clients, architects and designers from many different sectors to reflect our audience tonight.
They were invited onto the 2019 panel because of their experience, opinions and commitment to design. Judges, and their companies, are not permitted to enter any categories.
Each category is judged by a different set of judges, so if you do not win in one category you could in another. Because of the large number of entries, and to preserve the integrity of the FX Awards, we use a transparent system in which each judge ranks their top six entries in each category before they know who their co-judges are. With up to 10 judges for each of the hotly contested categories, these placings are then scored and added together to confirm the shortlist and the ultimate winner.
Many thanks to all our judges, who gave up so much of their valuable time and brought their expertise and enthusiasm to the process. Sincere thanks also to Cherrill Scheer, who has acted in an advisory capacity as unofficial chair of the judges.
Al Scott is an architect and a founding director of IF_DO. He has a well-earned reputation for a pragmatic yet highly aspirational approach, and has significant experience in delivering complex projects, particularly in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.
Associate director of hospitality and commercial, SHH
SHH is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning architecture and interior design practice based in London and dedicated to creating world-class projects with integrity, intelligence and flair for the hospitality and residential sectors.
Creative director, Lumsden Design
Callum Lumsden is co-founder and creative director at Lumsden Design, creating bespoke retail and leisure environments for the world’s most renowned museums, galleries, retail brands and visitor destinations.
Founding director, Turner Works
Architect Carl Turner is always searching for the next idea, thinking about how to do more with less and how to make an impact. He is interested in people and how to create opportunities that delight, surprise and impart a positive change.
Principal, Woods Bagot
Charlotte Varley works as principal at Woods Bagot, a global architecture business with a team of more than 850 experts working across 15 studios in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Chandelier designer, George Singer
George Singer is a multi-award-winning, London-based designer of bespoke, contemporary chandeliers and lighting installations. His design methodology combines conceptual thinking with a thorough understanding of materials and production techniques.
Managing director, SUSD
Harry Harris is the founder of SUSD and a champion of convergence in how we work, play and live our lives today. His recent projects include The Curtain, the Devonshire Club and The Grotto.
Founder and director, JaK Studio
JaK Studio is an award-winning RIBA chartered practice of architects and designers based in London and Sarajevo.
Editor and author
Jill Entwistle is the lighting editor of FX. She is the author of three books on lighting, including Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design (Laurence King), and the editor of the first BCO (British Council for Offices) Guide to Lighting.
Chief ergonomist, FIRA
Levent Çaglar is the key UK expert in the design evaluation of furniture. He works with designers, architects and specifiers to create efficient work environments for the wellbeing of people.
Director of foresight, Seymourpowell
Mariel Brown is director of foresight at Seymourpowell, leading the work the global design and innovation firm does in consumer insight, trend forecasting and brand strategy.
Associate director, Levitt Bernstein
Mark Keegan is an associate director at Levitt Bernstein, an award-winning practice of architects, urban designers and landscape architects with a progressive outlook towards the design and development process.
Principal, chair of design, head of workplace, BDP
Mark Simpson heads the design profession and workplace sector at BDP, an international firm of architects, designers and engineers operating out of 13 studios globally.
Director, tp bennett
Michelle Wilkie is a director at awardwinning architecture and interiors practice tp bennett. She has 12 years’ experience in interior design and is a certified wellbeing coach.
Associate interior designer, 5plus Architects
Natasha Dance is a key member of the interior design team at 5plus Architects, where her broad range of experience encompasses workplace, education and residential in both new build and refurbishment.
Director and founder, Neil Tomlinson Architects
Neil Tomlinson Architects works on masterplanning, transport, aviation, retail-led regeneration and residential schemes, with a special focus on markets and heritage buildings.
Co-founder and creative director, Boxx Creative
Boxx Creative is a proactive and purposeful London-based, full-service creative studio specialising in interiors, branding, marketing and strategy projects.
Managing partner, Bruceshaw
Rennie Dalrymple is managing partner at Bruceshaw in London with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has worked with a vast array of blue-chip clients, overseeing a wide variety of corporate fit-out projects.
Creative lead, Panasonic Design
Rowan Williams is based in the London studio and provides insight, vision and direction to create a future of relevant, meaningful experiences.
Head of development and architectural Design, Fora
With more than 25 years’ experience in London commercial property development, Russell Durling is involved in every stage of the development of Fora’s co-working spaces, ensuring projects are delivered to an exceptional quality.
Director, SODA Studio
Russell Potter is a director at SODA, a young, multidisciplinary design studio creating architecture, interiors, branding, graphics, furniture and product design.
Founder/creative director, Rainlight
Design studio Rainlight is discovering the needs of a changing world, combining inspired design thinking with business acumen to create artefacts that enhance life, work and play in the real world.Return to main article