Oikos Finishes win SBID Award!


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Fantastic Win for Oikos Wall Finishes at SBID Awards!

We are extremely pleased to announce that our partner Oikos Finishes won the Society of British and International Design (SBID) Award in the ‘Innovative Product Design’ category!

Last week, Oikos reconfirmed itself as a prime example of excellence. The only Italian company among the winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2016, their distinctive Molten Bronze finish was awarded the coveted prize from the SBID Award panel.

The judging committee claimed the finish, named Bronzo Fuso by Oikos, was a “demonstration of Italian craftsmanship and sustainable innovation” (this is Oikos Finishes summed up in one sentence!). The material itself is soft, scratch-proof, resistant to light and sustainable, perfect for its place within the renewed Milan Hilton lobby.

The Hilton project for the new Lobby, Bar and Lounge area was conceived with the idea to create Milanese style hospitality for the hotel’s guests; an interior that is elegant, refined, and modern while still maintaining classic and luxurious features. The materials and furnishings used were chosen as an extension and expression of deeply rooted Italian design heritage.

Vanessa Bradly, SBID chairperson, was extremely complimentary of Oikos’s design methods: “The specific ability Oikos has in interpreting what designers want is a unique characteristic and confirms that Oikos maintain an excellence truly difficult to imitate in its sector.”

The company’s willingness to exceed the expectations of the client guaranteed this exceptional result. Oikos are recognised as the top in its sector in the international design world, only achieved thanks to synergy between companies, studios, designers and architects.

The SBID International Design Awards are one of the most prestigious events in the interior design industry. The awards serve to recognise, reward and celebrate design excellence over a broad range of categories and projects. Winning an SBID Award is a distinguished achievement, judged and awarded by a panel of leading industry experts.

This finish is part of Oikos’s Imperium Collection, you can view the ‘Vintage Metals’ range here.
Close up of the Molten Bronze Finish in Milan Hilton Reception (L) and Lounge (R)
Another look at Bronzo Fuso at the Milan Hilton Reception (L) and Oikos's SBID Award (R)