September 23, 2015 14:36 ET
Flora Di Menna Designs: Taking Interior Design to the World Stage
Toronto Firm Flora Di Menna Designs Achieves Highly Acclaimed Americas Award for Interior Design
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2015)
The results of the Americas' stage of the 2015-2016 International Property Awards have been announced and Toronto firm Flora Di Menna Designs is proud to be among the winners in all three categories representing Canada.
Flora Di Menna Designs competed against a number of the region's most accomplished interior designers to receive this recognition in the categories of Private Residence Interior (Westwood Lane Estate Residence)
, Office Interior (General Electric Global Headquarters)
and Leisure Interior (Eagles Nest Golf Club)
. The level of awards it has won is five-star and it will be announced at the official gala presentation dinner at the Hilton Hotel Barbados on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
Flora Di Menna Designs will go to represent its region in the final stage of the competition later this year. If it has attained the highest score in the interior design category, Flora Di Menna Designs will compete against other winning companies from the regions of Asia Pacific, Africa, Arabia, the U.K. and Europe for the coveted crown of World's Best Interior Design. Flora Di Menna Designs president and principal designer said, "In some ways, I have been working toward this goal for most of my career. It's somewhat of a milestone one achieves after developing a substantial portfolio of solid, beautifully designed work. I'm truly honored to be among a class of such well-established designers."
The award is a major achievement for Flora Di Menna Designs as entrants are assessed against a strict set of criteria and judged by a panel of over 70 experts from all over the world. Two active members of the House of Lords chair the competition.
Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards commented, "The Americas' interior designers have demonstrated their immense talent by creating the most impressive living and working spaces imaginable. Endless amounts of innovation and flair have resulted in interiors that are both attractive and ideally suited for their purpose." The International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence, celebrating the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry.
About Flora Di Menna Designs:
Established in 1987 under the creative direction of Flora Di Menna, this Toronto-based Interior Design firm is well known for its comprehensive space planning, exquisite interiors and the speed at which it executes these flawless spaces.
From luxury residences and lavish hospitality facilities to corporate offices and sales centers, to public spaces for new homes and condos, Flora Di Menna's portfolio is wide-ranging and reflects an obsessive attention to detail and prudent furniture choices. Recent projects include the private residence interior of Westwood Lane Estate Residence, the office interior of General Electric Global Headquarters, and the leisure interior for Eagles Nest Golf Club.
Flora Di Menna Designs
Leisure Interior (Eagles Nest Golf Club). FDM Designs revitalized the golf club into a destination spot for celebrities and VIP guests. Updating the club while maintaining its old-world charm resulted in an event venue that now has twice the bookings.
Office Interior (General Electric Global Headquarters). FDM Designs was contracted to design the interior of General Electric's new Innovation Center, a $40 million and 200,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility. The Center's main purpose is to improve the reliability and security of global electric grids.
Private Residence Interior (Westwood Lane Estate Residence). To create )this 12,5000 sq.-ft. oasis of calm, FDM Designs used balance and symmetry, creative space planning, volume defining lights and a blending harmony of materials and color palettes.