The best retail spaces from the 2016 Best Design Awards

Some stellar retail spaces took centre stage at this year's Best Design Awards.

The biggest night of the Australasian design year, The Best Design Awards, took place on Friday night in Auckland. Organised by the Designers Institute of New Zealand, it recognised the strongest work produced in eight categories, such as spatial, product, graphic and moving image. We take a closer look at the winners of the spatial - retail environment category.

The winners of the retail environment - up to 150 square metres in size:

Lonely Wellington
Lingerie store

Shop designer: Knights Associates
Creative directors: Rufus Knight, Steve Ferguson
Team members: Paul Nannestad, Hamish Stirrat, Stuart Robinson
Contributors: Gary Caulfield, Kevin Cotter

E. Von Dadelszen
Menswear store

Shop designer: Cheshire Architects
Creative director: Nat Cheshire
Design director: George Gregory

The winners of the retail environment - over 150 square metres in size:

M11 Studio
Hairdressing studio

Shop designer: Hare Interiors
Creative director: Lauren Hare
Design director: Lauren Hare
Team member: Young & Richards Architects
Contributor: David Straight

Caro's Grey Lynn 
Wine store

Shop designer: peddlethorp
Creative director: Richard Goldie
Team members: Tessa Pawson, Jason Huang, Rebecca Marsh


"Building on our concept for the original Parnell store, Grey Lynn is a careful evolution with subtle but important operational adjustments and offers simple pine joinery, a tempting fine wine room as well as an upstairs tasting room where Caro’s fine wine offer is demonstrated and enjoyed by enthusiasts." - peddlethorp's blog

View the full list of winners here.

This story first appeared onThe Register.