Casa Decor 2022: 10th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards
On May 17, Kersti Urvois and Alicia García Cabrera, President and Director General of Casa Decor, opened the ceremony for the 10th edition of the Casa Decor Interiors and Design Awards. As for previous years, the announcement occurred during a virtual ceremony broadcast live on the Casa Decor YouTube channel.
The jury comprised prominent architect and designer Ramón Esteve, Pilar Civis, director of Interiores magazine, Soledad Lorenzo, director of Arquitectura y Diseño magazine, Marta Riopérez, director of Elle Decor Spain and Revista Nuevo Estilo magazines, Pilar Marcos, director of Diseño Interior magazine, and the winners of the jury prize for best project last year, designers Meritxell Ribé and Josep Puigdomènech of the Room Studio.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Casa Decor, there were special awards given to four designers who have participated most in Casa Decor during the 30 years: Diego Rodriguez, Hector Ruiz Velazquez, Raul Martins, and Erico Navazo.
A special award went to Bang and Olufsen, the firm with the most participation over the 30 years of the event.
Jury Awards for Best Project
The jury prize winner was “Unexpected Hammam,” a concept space designed by Summums Studio for WOW Design. A sensual room that transmits calm to which visitors escape and in which they can relax and connect with the senses.
Different ceramic tiles and a terracotta lattice called ICON create a space with a curved ceiling and an imposing latticework. The ICON, which won the prestigious Red Dot for Summums Studio in the category of Urban Design, was used for the first time at Casa Decor 22 and will have its launch in September.
The jury distinguished the project for its brilliant integration of a fresh, innovative, and coherent concept within a well-executed architectural proposal. With the evocative power of water, the project represents an introspective atmosphere that primes the handmade and adds a Mediterranean touch. In short, the project reflects the transforming power of interior design to create an immersive experience through the five senses.
The second prize (1st Mention) went to “Utopia,” the concept space designed by Imanol Calderon and Marta Alonso of Mayice Studio for LZF Lamps.
The jury valued the modular and sustainable aspects of an assembly that can be recycled and adapted to other events, thus contributing creativity to the #CasaDecorSustainable campaign. Moreover, the jury noted the impeccable use of the Dune lamps, designed by Mayice Studio, through an attractive retro-futuristic aesthetic. The designers used a limited spatial scale, enriched by the sensuality of the pieces, to create a serene atmosphere.
The third prize (2nd Mention) went to “Espacio Ron Matusalem – Sala de catas”, the tasting room designed by architect Marta Sánchez Zornoza for Matusalem Rum.
In conceiving the space, Marta Sánchez Zornoza wanted to transmit the vintage aspect of Matusalem rum. The jury noted the project for maintaining the original structure of the room and recovering pre-existing materials to create a new aesthetic language. The atmospheric quality and materials evoke the chromatic palette of aged rum, a scene of decadent beauty that transports us to Old Havana. The entire project revolves around the bottles of rum that Sánchez Zornoza integrated into the tasting room, highlighted with studied lighting.
Favourites of the Public
The public voted for Espacio El Corte Inglés – El Ático, the attic space designed by Decor Studio, the interior design studio for the Spanish national department store El Cortes Ingles as their favorite design.
A careful selection of furniture and contemporary decor pieces resulted in a fusion of a Mediterranean aesthetic and an Asian touch. The studio created a fresh look with white and blue tones and natural fibers.
The second most voted space was Cocinando en Los Hamptons (“Cooking in the Hamptons”), the kitchen and dining area designed by Jean Porsche for Neolith.
The prize for third place went to «Lo esencial. El arte de vivir» (“Essential. The art of living,”) designed by Andreína Raventós Architecture.
The first-place prize for the Best Orignal Design was Tomasa Alia of Caramba studio for their floor lamp in “Contemporary stage of the woman of CLM.”, their design for the Castilla-La-Macha community space. The lamp has an internal metallic structure, given shape with leather coverings made by the leather goods company Reyes García López. They wanted to use a noble material on a base structure to create an unusual form. The lamp is a representation of the value of crafts in interior design.
The jury noted the design for representing the human hand underlying all projects created with a strong sense of artisanship.
The second prize (1st Mention) for Best Original Design was Jose Manuel Gomez Ruiz-Clavijo for his design of the food containers for “Equilibrio Natural” (Natural Balance), ” the kitchen for the Delta Kitchens space. The third prize (2nd Mention) for Best Original Designs went to Paloma de Gregorio of Project 15 for the murals in “Sky Lounge,” the terrace space for LDK Living Outdoors Space.
Best Use of a Design in a Space
The first prize for the best integration of a design in space went to Miapetra for their convex vanities in “A Roman Bath,” the public washroom designed by Eva Jurado and María Diaz Leguina of Somos2Studio and “Rastros” by Marta Melian y Claudia Ribagorda of Studio Mo, in the lobby.
The second prize (1st Mention) was Ecoplen for their fabrics in “Alvic modular home,” the apartment designed by Hector Ruiz-Velazquez for Alvic. The third prize (2nd Mention) went to Bticino (Spain) for their design of the mechanisms in “Living Now” by Bticino
To learn more about the awards, log in to Casa Decor.
For my review of my favourite bathrooms for this edition, read 5 Next Level Bathrooms at Casa Decor 2022 to Inspire Your Renovation.