peckvonhartel is delighted to have been awarded a 2013 “Design Is…… “ award by The Shaw Contact Group. peckvonhartel regional interior design leader Emma Coulter and senior interior designer Olivia Hrvojevic travelled to Shanghai with the Shaw Contract Group to collect the award and attend the opening of Shaw’s new manufacturing facility in Nantong, China.

The awards are now in their eighth year and recognise architecture and design firms that are changing the idea of what design is. peckvonhartel was awarded the market award for the Asia Pacific region for our Victorian state government fit out design.

According to Shaw Contract Group Australia General Manager, Paul McCosker, peckvonhartel’s entry represented the highest calibre of work within the Asia-Pacific.

“The awards honour architecture and design firms from around the globe that are changing the idea of what design is and in the Asia-Pacific region peckvonhartel’s entry was a stand out,” McCosker states. “In peckvonhartel’s entry the judges particularly liked the use of colour blocking, the sense of comfort the space created and the modest and humble approach taken.” 

In September the project was also shortlisted as a Melbourne Design Awards finalist in the Interior Design - Corporate category.