Canadian Interiors magazine announces 2022 Best of Canada Winners

Canadian Interiors magazine has announced the winners of its 25th Best of Canada Awards, the country’s only design competition to focus on interior design projects and products without regard to size, budget or location.

This year, a total of 27 winners were chosen, which include four Products and 23 Projects “representing a cross-Canada spectrum.” The Project of the Year was awarded to the Mouvement Desjardins Executive Floors at the Complexe Desjardins, and Appareil Atelier’s Chaise Elsie, made in collaboration with l’Autre Atelier for Les Jardins de Métis, was honoured with the Judge’s Pick in the “Products” category.

Peter Sobchak, Canadian Interiors Editor-in-Cheif, describes the process of the Awards season as his “Best of Canada phase(beginning with submissions and ending with printing the Awards issue) where he tries to recognize any noticeable patterns that present themselves within these projects.

Sobchak states that his interest this year was the number of entries completed during peak COVID-19, which made him curious to see how many designs would exhibit a response to the pandemi by potentially reimagining a space’s role post-COVID.

“As it turned out, surprisingly few projects fit that expectation. In fact, projects that caught the judges’ eyes and survived through various levels of cutting showed different pattern sets: interior environments with defined yet sober aesthetics; delicate treatment of materials and details; the right balance of light, texture and proportion; and a clear, well-balanced vision that placed users’ quality of life at the forefront,” says Sobchak.

Each project has been published on Canadian Interiors’ annual Best of Canada issue, which is available in digital format below:

View all of the 2022 Best of Canada Awards’ Winners.