JMDA Ltd is shortlisted for an SBID International Design Award 2023

JMDA Ltd is pleased to be among the inspiring global design talent to have been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s SBID International Design Awards for its entry, Vudu Lounge in the Club & Bard Design category.

Jonathon Morgan, Director of JMDA said: ‘We are honoured to have been recognised in one of the world’s leading design organisations for our work at Vudu Lounge. As a project and location very close to our hearts, we are excited to see the outcome of the awards later in the year!’.

Evaluated by a panel of distinguished, industry-leading experts for design functionality, innovation, creativity and technical execution, an SBID Award is considered one of the most coveted accolades for design excellence. Success in this GOLD-rated Awards programme demonstrates the highest level of design skill and professional mastery across the interior design profession.

JMDA were invited to reinvent the iconic York nightclub, Vudu Lounge, by long-standing local clients. The impressive original features of the space inspired the concept. With high ceilings and exposed brickwork, the New York nightclub scene was heavily used for inspiration throughout. The juxtaposition of the gritty warehouse feel of the existing building and the introduction of opulent design installations and iconic statement features will evolve Vudu to new heights. The aim was to reveal the hidden gem of Vudu, building on its foundations to evolve the brand to ‘icon’ status, providing an experience that must be seen to be believed.

To complete the final stage of judging, the public are now invited to vote for their favourite finalist designs – accounting for an 10% of the overall results! To show your support for JMDA and cast your votes, click here.

The public vote will close on 11 September at 5pm (BST).

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