Bossi Restaurant by CTRL House has been shortlisted within the Greatest Restaurant Design class of the 2023 Eat Drink Design Awards. The restaurant was additionally a finalist within the 2023 Inside Awards held in June, within the hospitality class. Winners of the Eat Drink Design Awards might be introduced on Wednesday 29 November following an awards ceremony.
The Eat Drink Design Awards exemplify modern hospitality design, showcasing eating and cultural traits within the Australian and New Zealand hospitality sectors. There have been no New Zealand winners in 2022, though CTRL House, Materials Inventive and Izzard design every had shortlisted initiatives.
Eat Drink Design Awards jury chair, Amy Woodroffe, defined “the 2023 shortlist demonstrated the willingness of venue house owners to belief their design companies and execute bold visions. Given present financial and development challenges, these initiatives signify acts of defiance and optimism that may positively impression the trade, the visitors and finally the economic system as individuals are impressed to spend money on nice experiences.”
“The Eat Drink Design Awards jury noticed a various providing of aesthetics this 12 months. Probably the most profitable hospitality venues managed to steadiness character with approachability whereas pleasing all of the senses. The jury had been impressed by interiors that responded to their contexts by means of vernacular design components and native collaborations. Equal reward was given to conceptual areas with sturdy narratives that may transport visitors to a different realm, even for ten minutes whereas their ice cream will get scooped,” says Woodroffe.
“The jury famous a number of maximal areas that had been layered with wealthy supplies and daring options, leaning confidently into hedonism. Conversely, there have been various quieter areas whose restraint belied rigorous technical ability and championed timelessness in an trade infamous for frequent change. It’s encouraging to see companies and designers approaching hospitality design with a extra sustainable mindset.”
Woodroffe explains: “The jury additionally praised a excessive stage of consideration to element, craft and performance this 12 months, the place equal worth was positioned on aesthetics and ease of service. You possibly can really feel when the group behind a venue constructed it joyfully and thoroughly. You word the design particulars that’ll evoke a smile, a way of consolation or of surprise. It’s these areas that may delight prospects for years to come.”
The Award classes for 2023 embody:
● Greatest Restaurant Design
● Greatest Café Design
● Greatest Bar Design
● Greatest Lodge Design
● Greatest Retail Design
● Greatest Identification Design
The 2023 jury consists of Emma Breheny (meals journalist, Good Meals), Kevin Ho (director, Akin Atelier), Di Ritter (affiliate, Hassell), Brent Savage (chef and proprietor, The Bentley Restaurant Group) and Amy Woodroffe (appearing editor, Artichoke). The awards embody all new initiatives accomplished between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2023.
To view an entire listing of shortlisted initiatives go to eat-drink-design.com.