KBDi’s Insurance Partner, CMIB, are proud sponsors of the KBDi Designer Awards Design Space category in 2018.

We have three fantastic entries vying for the accolade on Saturday, 9 June, 2018, and we congratulate both Sarah Nolen (Birdblack Design) and Darren Genner CKD Au (Minosa) on their inspiring work. Learn more about each of the projects below, and comment with your favourite!

The new owners of this fish cafe were looking for a way to re-invent this iconic eatery, and designer Sarah Nolen (Birdblack Design) delivered! Inspired by the beachside location, Sarah played with vibrant fish-scale mosaics, tropical wallpaper and a fresh colour palette, creating well thought out zones within the overall space.

An underground space filled with dirt, pipes, cables and a watertank was cleverly converted to a luxurious spa room by designer Darren Genner CKD Au of Minosa. Fine finishes, layered lighting and alluring organic forms add opulance and elegance to this stunning steam retreat.

Housing both a hair salon and a cocktail bar, this New York City inspired zone called for exceptional space planning, fantastic finishes and plenty of wow! Designer Sarah Nolen (Birdblack Design) rose to the challenge, creating a striking new space for the Blow Bar.