Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 42 countries worldwide, the interior design of Dublin’s iconic pub, Café en Seine, has won two awards in the 2019 Muse Design Awards competition. A Platinum Muse was awarded under the Interior Design Hospitality category and a Silver Muse was also awarded under the Interior Design Renovation category. The winning work was created by MILLIMETRE DESIGN for the Mercantile Group.
Ronan Holohan, Managing Director at Millimetre Design, comments: “We are extremely proud to have been a part of the transformation of Café en Seine, and to see our creative vision come to life.
“From conception to the delivery of seven distinct hospitality areas, this iconic hotspot has been rejuvenated. Visitors can now look forward to an invigorating transportation into the world of Parisian chic and glitz.
“To even be nominated for an award, is always a privilege and an honour. But to win both a Platinum Muse in Interior Design Hospitality and a Silver Muse in Interior Design Renovation at the world-renowned MUSE Awards is simply the icing on the cake.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our extended team of contractors and suppliers. Without their skills and experience, this award-winning design would not have been possible.”
The Muse Design Award is an international competition for creative and design professionals from all disciplines, who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. “We recognize the breakthrough achievements of these true innovators, who live by the words, ‘make the world a better place for all’” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of both competitions. “They have earned this recognition.”
The Muse Design Awards are administered and judged by International Awards Associates (IAA), and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals from both fields. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both competitions.
David Murray, General Manager at Café en Seine, remarks: “We are delighted that the team at Millimetre Design are being recognised for their exceptional efforts in the re-design of Café en Seine.
The scale of transforming our vast premises was no small feat. However, Millimetre Design took it in their stride and approached the project with impeccable innovation, keeping in mind our clear vision for Cafe en Seine from the beginning. Our Parisian-inspired indoor street, along with our stylish cocktail bar and library, offer a unique blend of exquisite décor and first-class modern amenities. These awe-inspiring design features have provided a breath of fresh air and outstanding experiential benefits for all of our customers.
As a result, we remain a jewel in Dublin’s hospitality crown, and Millimetre Design’s workmanship will ensure that this continues.”
Grand Jury Panel
This year’s Jury Panel includes 42 renowned, experienced, and brand-new Judges from 22 countries worldwide. Judges hail from leading companies in the creative and digital industry from all corners of the globe, and include professionals from such power brands as Grayling, DMG, McCann Worldgroup, Stewards of Wildlife, United Nations Children’s Fund, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, etc.
Entries in all categories were ranked according to industry-best standards. During blind judging, panelists evaluated the effectiveness of creative and design concepts, selecting winners from a deep pool of international submissions.
The 2019 competition included entries from United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Yemen.
Participation of International Brands
Numerous entries from international brands and top agencies from around the world were received for this year’s award program. The amount of time and passion dedicated to producing such astonishing works is truly admirable. Entries submitted by agencies for companies and brands such as Netflix, FOX Networks Group Spain, Walt Disney, Disney Channel, Warner Brothers, Audi, Ford, Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Dell EMC and McLaren, Bank of America, Dell Technologies, Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Longines, AIA Singapore, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Nu Skin, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Morris Animal Foundation, French American Chamber of Commerce are among some of the winners from this year’s award.
“Winning a Muse Awards can be a career-boosting event,” Ong said. “With vetted panelists, tough criteria, blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting the number of winners, only the best entries receive this coveted statuette. Year after year, IAA remains inspired by the high quality of craft and art submitted. We can’t wait for 2020.”