The award ceremony for the third edition of the iDogi Award was held in the marvellous setting of Cà Sagredo on the Grand Canal. This year the event attracted an impressive 51 project teams from 14 different countries.
The Award is divided into three categories: Hospitality, Residential and Yachting, each attracting impressively high-level and varied project entries, all expressing fascinating interior solutions in an array of interpretation styles.
The Bagatelle from Monte Carlo triumphed in the Hospitality section, designed by the London-based studio Lambart & Browne, represented by two young designers, Estelle Khajenouri (27 years) and Max Dignam (25 years). The Bagatelle impressed the jury in virtue of its harmonious blend of space design, choice of materials and a delicate selection of colours, resulting in a fresh mood finale, without shunning elegance and refinement.
In the Residential category, the project by interior designer Stef Albert triumphed over numerous entries, centred around his light and stylish reinterpretation of a private apartment located in Aix-en-Provence. Stef Albert, South African by birth, based in New York and an adopted child of the world, is profoundly passionate about beauty and all art forms, from painting to music (he has a diploma in piano and entertained guests at the event whenever the jury retreated to confer and during the visit to the iDogi venue). He has designed for celebrities and some of his clients are listed in Forbes 100.
The residence in Aix-en-Provence, re-designed by Stef Albert, conquered the jury’s unanimous favour in virtue of “the most original interpretation of a classical style in interior decorations”, a perfect manifestation of the brief drawn up by iDogi as a parameter for evaluation.
Bamo, the renowned San Francisco-based interior design studio founded in 1991 by Pamela Babey and represented in Venice by its senior associate Lauren Mc Guier, was awarded the prize for best yacht interior. The project, entitled Lady candy Superyacht, masterfully blends a classical luxury which never manifests excess, with numerous traces of made in Italy such as fabrics by Rubelli, cashmeres by Loro Piana and leathers by Fogliazzo.
Three Special Mentions were also awarded to the Indian And Deign Co for its ability to adapt design in a contemporary context in the Chapters project, the Equadorian studio Adriana Hoyos, for the emotional energy of its project Champagne House, and the Mumbai-based studio Morphogenesis for the colour harmony of its project, The Artisan House.
There were also 4 honourable mentions (including 2 proposed by IFDM which was part of the jury), for the Mexican architect Luciano Gerbilsky and the young (but certainly not at their first award) Bari-based designers from Studio MUA. IFDM dedicated both its mentions to the Dubai-based studio Bishop Design, for its Katana Robata & Sushi Bar, and to the Italian Studio 65 for The Woman Palace.
Domenico Caminiti and Silvia Formentin are at the helm of iDogi, supported by a close-knit team. The company embodies the essence of luxury in the field of oversize lighting in Venetian style (and more) and through the creation of luminous tables, where glass always features as the main material. With their own kiln and master glass blowers, renowned for their skills and experience, the company has worked hard to determine its success, developing its ability to process and integrate metals with glass, culminating in an exclusive expertise which has positioned iDogi at the upper end of the market. iDogi has forged impressive references throughout the world which are discrete and never hyped up (also due to obvious privacy reasons given the exclusivity of projects and clients).