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The Frame Design Awards crown the world’s best interiors

The Frame Design Awards crown ...
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
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Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
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People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
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People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
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People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
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People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
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The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
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The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
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The Jury Award for Best Use of Light went to the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company
People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
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People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
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People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
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People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
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People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
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People's Choice for Best Use of Light went to the trippy Prismverse
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
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Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
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Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
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Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
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Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
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Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
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Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
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Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
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Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
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Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
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Client of the Year went to Zhongshuge bookstores for commissioning these stunningly playful different bookshop designs from three different designers
Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
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Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
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Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
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Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
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Winner of the Jury Award for Innovation is Heatherwick Studio’s spectacular Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a repurposed old grain silo
Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
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Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
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Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
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Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
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Winner of the Jury Award for Sustainability is the People’s Pavilion built using 100 percent borrowed materials and held together with no screws, glue or drills but just friction steel straps, nylon slings and steel cables so every material can be reused for another purpose
Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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Set Design of the Year was awarded to ES Devlin for the play Ugly Lies The Bone. The bowl-shaped map allowed for dynamic projections to constantly morph the space into different iterations as the play progressed
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The winners of the inaugural Frame Awards have just been revealed, encompassing over 30 different interior design categories that celebrate everything from surreal retail and hospitality spaces to more experimental explorations of different materials. The competition also crowned an overall Designer of the Year and delivered a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sevil Peach, the influential Turkish interior designer who revolutionized the modern office space.

In most categories a People's Choice winner was crowned alongside the official Jury prizewinner. These tended to go to the more visually spectacular spaces, while the Jury winners often leaned in a more conceptual direction. The categories focusing in on the execution of specific details or materials delivered some of the more compelling winners.

Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn
Marte.Marte Architects - Jury Prize for Best Use of Color - Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn

The Jury Prize for Best Use of Color went to Marte.Marte Architects with their stunning large-scale play of black and red in the Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls (above). The People's Choice in the same category went to the equally impressive Cloud DCS Office (below).

People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou
People's Choice Award for Best Use of Color - Cloud DCS Office, Guangzhou

For Best Use of Light the Jury awarded the performance space at the Jian Li Ju Theatre Company, which is designed to immerse the audience experientially into the spirit of a 1950s Hollywood thriller. People's Choice in this category went to the exceptionally psychedelic Prismverse, a trippy installation designed to bounce light off a LED floor onto a complex, mirrored geometric roof.

X+Living was awarded Designer of the Year. This studio, founded by young Chinese designer Li Xiang, specializes in beautiful, expansive fantasy-inspired spaces, such as a department store fitting room that feels like a giant inverted birdcage (below) or a bookstore that seems like it was imagined by Willy Wonka.

Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living
Work from Designer of the Year - X+Living

The People's Choice Designer of the Year went to the Japanese digital collective TeamLab. Pioneers in incorporating state-of-the-art digital technologies into spaces designed to dynamically respond to human movement (below), TeamLab is at the forefront of blending interactive digital art with practical retail or hospitality spaces.

Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab
Work from People’s Choice Designer of the Year - TeamLab

Click through to our gallery for a closer look at more of this year's winners, or take a look at some of the other nominees in our prior gallery.

The full list of Frame Award Winners can be found here.

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1 comment
KaiserPingo
Messe Dornbirn Exhibition and Event Halls 09-12, Dornbirn is absolutly depressing.