ODE Dermatology, by Foolscap Studio. Image by Willem-Dirk du Toit

Better living – The Health and Wellbeing shortlist

  •   29 June 2022

Today, more than ever, we value all aspects of maintaining a healthy life, and so, The Health and Wellbeing Space in the 2022 INDE.Awards is ever more relevant. Good design promotes good health and this year’s shortlist provides us with projects that aid and support us in so many aspects of wellbeing.

From medical centres to beauty salons and everything in between the shortlist of The Health and Wellbeing Space invites perusal with creativity and innovation at the forefront of designing for a better life.

As supporter of The Health and Wellbeing Space category, Porter’s Paints has always designed, manufactured and supplied products that are at the cutting edge of design for colour, texture and trends.

Commenting on the shortlist this year and noticing trends and design ideas Jill Every, Sales & marketing Manager, Porter’s Paints says that there are, “Spaces with great flow – air, light and colour design that feels clean but not clinical and sustainable sourcing in materials that are robust and enhance human occupancy (such as low emission materials and substrates that stand the test of time). Also, the inclusion of textured and organic building materials that create warmth and bring a sense of life to the construction.”

Asked how the projects appealed to Porter’s Paints particularly in terms of what it is doing in the space of wellness, Every replies, “Our interest in this category had three dimensions: health and wellbeing of occupant, building and planet. So, we’re delighted to see the convergence of stunning colour design, combined with high-performance coatings and sustainably sourced materials. Not many suppliers understand colour and texture the way Porter’s Paints do and we love the human empathy showcased in this category.”

When pressed for a favourite project, Every says, “Our standout favourite is ODE Dermatology, for the use of colour and texture and for the combination of new materials with the incorporation of the original architectural features.”

It’s clear to see that The Health and Wellbeing Space category is making an impression on Porter’s Paints and while there is a favourite, there are 12 projects in the running for the accolade as best in category.

We’ll all be in Melbourne to celebrate the winners of the INDE.Awards at the gala event on 4th August 2022 so there’s a lot to look forward to. Perhaps the last word should come from Every who talks about the gala event, “We are most looking forward to seeing progressive design and innovation, and how exceptional ideas in design always allow for human health, the human drive for beauty, and for sustainability.”

Perfectly put.


The 2022 INDE.Awards Health & Wellness Shortlist

Proudly partnered by Porter’s Paints

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