British Design Awards 2011 brought to you by Elle Decoration

Best British Interior Design 2011

Massimo restaurant
at the Corinthia Hotel, London

Star designer David Collins says that he wanted his design for Massimo, a Mediterranean restaurant at London’s new Corinthia Hotel, to be ‘informal, enjoyable and beautiful’. And of course it is, with classic English architectural references, monochrome striped pillars and a refined palette of dark brown, black and green.

corinthia.com
davidcollins.com

Best British Interior Design 2011

Personal shopping suite
at Topman Oxford Circus, London

Created by Lee Broom, the personal shopping suite at Topman Oxford Circus is the height of modern luxury. Its stylish interior is kitted out with signature furniture and lighting from Broom’s collection and an Xbox gaming area. It evokes the atmosphere of a gentlemen’s club, but with a fun, 21st-century twist.

topman.com
leebroom.com

Best British Interior Design 2011

The Corinthian Club, Glasgow

Opened as a bank in 1842, this Grade I-listed building in central Glasgow has been reinvented several times over the years, becoming The Conrinthian Club bar and restaurant in 1999. Most recently, interior design firm Graven Images undertook a huge renovation, restoring the building’s glorious original features — think lofty ceilings, intricate gold-leaf detailing and sculptural plasterwork — while also re-imagining the layout, adding a casino and more glamorous bars. Without doubt, the city’s most dazzling spot for a stylish night out.

thecorinthianclub.co.uk
graven.co.uk

Best British Interior Design 2011

Sergio Rossi store, London

Designer Ilse Crawford of Studioilse is behind the new Sergio Rossi concept store on London’s Sloane Street. The glamorous interior features on-trend brass details and upholstery in red and blue, teamed with Italian marble flooring in a black-and-white herringbone pattern. Vintage furniture by design heroes such as Carlo Mollino gives a nod to the fashion label's Italian heritage, while endless mirrors offer tantalising reflections as you try on its fabulous shoes.

sergiorossi.com
studioilse.com

2011