Watch: The Making Of Interiors Awards 2017 Trophy

BY Ayesha Shaikh / Nov 19 2017 / 21:16 PM

With its minimalist design and innovative use of sound wave technology, this year’s trophy by Amrish Patel of Apical Reform is an absolute winner

The 10 winners at the fourth Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Awards in partnership with Downtown Design will be celebrated for excellence in design with a trophy aptly titled 'Excellence', which has been exclusively created for this year's edition. The sleek, sensational sculptural piece utilises sound wave technology that offers a 3D representation of what the word ‘excellence’ looks and feels like in the form of sound waves.

Amrish Patel, founder of Ahmedabad-based multi-disciplinary design studio Apical Reform, is behind the design of this year’s award, which gives a fuller sense of the Indian designer who has recently been breaking ground with his innovative aesthetic. “Out studio is young and dynamic and loves to disrupt the status quo to explore new ways of expression and enhance one’s experience of design and thereby life,” says Patel.

For this minimalist chic design in white and brown, Patel blends the very functional Corian by DuPont with Burma-teak inlay, a beautiful marriage of modern and traditional materials. “We’re continuously experimenting with materials, concepts and production technology to enhance our creative vision,” shares Patel. The trophy is rounded off with stainless steel that lends it a glimmering finish, much like the contemporary Middle Eastern skyline that's dotted with steel skyscrapers.

Harper's Bazaar Interiors Awards 2017 trophy

Harper's Bazaar Interiors Awards 2017 trophy

The inventive design celebrates the spirit of innovation that’s common to all the brands and designers who have won this year’s awards, which is also at the core of Apical Reform's design philosophy. “With this year’s trophy, we manifest the spirit of excellence into a physical form for the winners to experience the underlying principles of all that they create in a new way.” Crafted by machine and thoughtfully assembled by hand, the design boasts unique artisanal craftsmanship.

Founded in 2011, Apical Reform marked its physical presence in Dubai with the opening of AR Gallery in D3 earlier this month.


Harper’s Bazaar Interiors together with Bentley will present the trophy to the winners at an intimate dinner on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.