Program Partners

Established to promote excellence and achievement in interior design, the Australian Interior Design Awards were inaugurated in 2004, an initiative of the Design Institute of Australia, Diversified Communications Australia and ARTICHOKE magazine.

The program partners are leaders in their field, each with solid and respected credentials. This tripartite collaboration brings the collective expertise, management resources and marketing power of these three organisations to the awards program.

Design Institute of Australia

“Building a healthy, internationally competitive design sector has been the aim of Australia's professional body for designers for more than 60 years. The Design Institute of Australia believes that the Australian Interior Design Awards are an important vehicle for enhancing skills and the promotion of Australia's design professionals. The Australian Interior Design Awards encourage and recognise interior design excellence, innovation and experimentation. The annual IDA program continuously elevates the professional design standard in Australia.”
James Harper (LFDIA), Immediate Past President, Design Institute of Australia.

Diversified Communications Australia

“The Australian Interior Design Awards provides the perfect platform for Australian based designers to achieve recognition for design excellence. Diversified Communications Australia is proud to be associated with our partners, the DIA and ARTICHOKE magazine, and to invest in Australia’s design community who have supported us for more than 20 years.”
Matt Pearce, Managing Director, Diversified Communications Australia.

ARTICHOKE magazine

"Promoting the outstanding quality and creativity of Australia’s designers has been Architecture Media’s business for more than 20 years, with print and online titles such as Architecture Australia, Houses, Landscape Architecture Australia, the Selector website ( and our latest website Architectureau ( Through ARTICHOKE (endorsed as the official magazine of the DIA), we are very pleased to be associated with our industry partners in developing these awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the excellent achievements of the Australian design community.”
Ian Close, Managing Director, Architecture Media.