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Designers go to maximalist extremes in this years Inside Awards shortlist

Designers go to maximalist ext...
Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
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Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
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Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
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Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
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Studio Chris Fox - Interloop, Sydney, Australia
Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB - The Racketectonics Archifixture, Himeji City, Japan
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Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB - The Racketectonics Archifixture, Himeji City, Japan
Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB - The Racketectonics Archifixture, Himeji City, Japan
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Matsuya Art Works / KTX archiLAB - The Racketectonics Archifixture, Himeji City, Japan
Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
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Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
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Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
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Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
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Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
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Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
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Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design, Beijing Cangsu Company Headquarters Club, Beijing, China
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Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design, Beijing Cangsu Company Headquarters Club, Beijing, China
Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Grandmas Home Restaurant, Hangzhou, China
Tengbom, TAKO, Stockholm, Sweden
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Tengbom, TAKO, Stockholm, Sweden
Tengbom, TAKO, Stockholm, Sweden
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Tengbom, TAKO, Stockholm, Sweden
Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
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Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
WJ Design, BO SPACE, Hangzhou, China
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WJ Design, BO SPACE, Hangzhou, China
WJ Design, BO SPACE, Hangzhou, China
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WJ Design, BO SPACE, Hangzhou, China
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group - LEGO House, Billund, Denmark
BVN - Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
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BVN - Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
BVN - Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
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BVN - Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
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VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
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VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
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VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
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VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) - Nocenco Cafe, Vinh, Vietnam
Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia
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Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia
Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia
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Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia
Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia 
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Russell & George - Space & Time, Melbourne, Australia 
JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
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JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
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JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
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JAC studios - Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju, South Korea
Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
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Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
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Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
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Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
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Clive Wilkinson Architects - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, United States of America
anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
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anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
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anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
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anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
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anySCALE (Beijing) Architecture Design Consultants - Wuyuan Skywells Hotel, Wuyuan, China
Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
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Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
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Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
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Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
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Woods Bagot - West Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
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Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
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Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
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Wei Yi international design associates - Playland, Taipei, Taiwan
AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
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AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
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AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
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AIM Architecture - Harmay, Shanghai, China
BVN - Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes, Australia
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BVN - Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes, Australia
BVN - Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes, Australia
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BVN - Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes, Australia
Q-LAB - ONE Headquarters, Tainan City, Taiwan
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Q-LAB - ONE Headquarters, Tainan City, Taiwan
Q-LAB - ONE Headquarters, Tainan City, Taiwan
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Q-LAB - ONE Headquarters, Tainan City, Taiwan
Studio PKA - The Loft, Mumbai, India
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Studio PKA - The Loft, Mumbai, India
Studio PKA - The Loft, Mumbai, India
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Studio PKA - The Loft, Mumbai, India
Brigada* - Throwback Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia
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Brigada* - Throwback Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia
Brigada* - Throwback Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia
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Brigada* - Throwback Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia
Chapman Taylor with CL&AA - NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy
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Chapman Taylor with CL&AA - NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy
Chapman Taylor with CL&AA - NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy
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Chapman Taylor with CL&AA - NOI Techpark, Bolzano, Italy
Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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Department of Architecture Co - Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
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Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
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Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
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Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
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Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design - Jurong Library - Jinke Branch, Ju Rong, China
i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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i29 interior architects - National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
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Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
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Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
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Andy Martin Architecture - Fucina Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
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concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
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concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
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concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
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concrete - Harrison Urby Entrance Cafe, Harrison, United States of America
openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
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openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
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openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
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openUU - Mean Noodles, Hong Kong, China
OFFICE AIO - M SPACE, Beijing, China
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OFFICE AIO - M SPACE, Beijing, China
OFFICE AIO - M SPACE, Beijing, China
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OFFICE AIO - M SPACE, Beijing, China
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The Inside World Festival of Interiors has just revealed a massive shortlist for its Awards celebrating the most compelling, innovative and experimental interior designs from the last twelve months. The expansive selection of shortlisted entrants acts as a perfect snapshot of the state of interior design in 2018.

Inside World Festival of Interiors is a sister festival to the World Architecture Festival, both taking place this year in Amsterdam in November. The Awards span nine categories covering the breadth of interior design as something that is both complimentary to larger architectural installations, and a comprehensive structural design in and of itself.

Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China
Shanwei Weng, Kerry Centre store of MRMAIMAi, Hangzhou, China

The categories cover commercial spaces such as bars and restaurants, retail, hotels and display rooms. There are also categories examining residential interiors, offices and larger civic spaces such as museums or libraries.

Some of the more spectacularly creative shortlisted entries this year include Australian artist Chris Fox's gravity-defying installation that repurposed an old wooden escalator in a Sydney subway, Vo Trong Nghia Architects' amazing cave-like bamboo interior for a cafe in Vietnam, and a striking apartment in Taiwan that is so white and futurist it resembles a set from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan
Very Studio | Che Wang Architects - Sunny Apartment, Taichung City, Taiwan

One of the most fascinating sets of entries in the shortlist comes from the Shanwei Weng, part of Chinese design firm AN Design. Two shortlisted entries in the Bar and Restaurant category showcase this designer's bold take on maximalist aesthetics, but the obsessive metallic sheen of the Mr Maimai store in Hangzhou takes the cake for an singular idea taken to its absolute extreme conclusion.

Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China
Hangzhou AN Interior Design Co - BLANK, Shanghai, China

Take a look through the gallery for a glimpse at some of our favorite shortlisted entries in this comprehensive design competition.

Source: Inside

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1 comment
ljaques
Other than Grandma's in China (soothing greens) and Nocenco in Vietnam (organic shapes/colors in wood/bamboo), thar ain't nuttin' ta write home about.