The 20th Best of Canada Awards
Canadian Interiors‘ Best of Canada Design Competition is the country’s only design competition to focus on interior design projects and products without regard to size, budget or location… And as evidenced by the comments of past winner John Tong of +tongtong in Canadian Interiors’ previous issue’s retrospective, it “reveals the Canadian design industry as a tour de force on the international stage”. Ultimately, a total of 30 winners were chosen, which include four Products and 26 Projects representing a cross Canada spectrum as well as international locales such as the United States and China.
Best of Canada Hospitality Design: Westlight
Westlight, the 22nd-floor rooftop bar and lounge atop the William Vale Hotel in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, boasts an impressive view across the East River of the Manhattan skyline. The entry builds a sense of suspense and arrival by funneling guests through a two-tone, boldly patterned narrow corridor. A dropped eye-of-needle grid with globe lights poking through makes the tall ceiling appear lower, which makes the big room feel more intimate, while concealing the utilitarian-looking electrical conduits and sprinkler pipes overhead. The wide-ranging materials palette includes black iron, natural stone, leather, velvet and a Mexican mission tile floor. Upholstery panels on the columns provide sound-absorbing soft surfaces that are, no doubt, sorely needed in the glam beau-monde establishment.
Read about all the Best of Canada winner’s in David Lasker’s article for Canadian Interiors.