edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Safety and superior aesthetics merge in the four projects that won the sixth annual Solutia Design Awards, recognizing inventive use of the company's Vanceva and Saflex glass interlayers. In the institutional category, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Ekelt took top honors for their Bridge of Aspiration at London's Royal Ballet School. LCM Fernando Romero and Floral Glass & Mirror nabbed the top honor for commercial design, courtesy of their Palmas corporate building in Mexico City. Best interior went to Miloby Idea-system and Standard Bent, which teamed up to design a Miami branding center for gourmet-food producer Lucini Italia Company. And the installation award was conferred on Hal Ingberg Architecte and Viracon for Colored Reflections, a triangular composition of semi-reflective glass, conceived for Quebec's Jardins de Métais.
The four winning teams received $3,000 and a sculpture by Laurel Fyfe—glass, of course.