About the OPAL Award


The OPAL Award is a culmination of over 35 years of expertise in the awards industry. Our mission is to bring exposure and reward the best property projects worldwide. The OPAL Award is based in London, yet it is a global award supported by one of the industry’s most distinguished and talented jury panels. OPAL’s three project entry disciplines in Interior Design, Architectural Design, and Property Development collectively reward excellence in design and creativity within the built environment. With one of the world’s largest databases of designers and industry professionals, OPAL’s enormous global outreach ensures winning entries benefit from invaluable exposure to our relevant and targeted audience comprised of potential clients, industry peers, press, and alike.



From a shortlist of entries, the jury panel selects winning projects in the following ranking order:


Each year the OPAL Jury panel selects three projects that will win our most coveted ‘DESIGNS of the YEAR’ awards; one in Interior Design, one in Architectural Design, and one in Property Development. Those are the grand prize winners.


Our hights ranking multiple-winner category. The jury panel selects a limited number of Platinum winners across the three disciplines. Those are projects whose design and execution are truly outstanding and deserve special recognition.


A selection of outstanding projects that impressed the jury panel, ranking below Platinum winners.


Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mention scores across the jury panel. There are multiple Honorable mention winners.



All winning projects get a permanent winners page on the OPAL website and continuous social media promoting in the year following the announcement. Winners certificates with company name, project name and lead designers, and winner badges for online use are available from the account page.
The three Designs of the Year receives the coveted OPAL Trophy.



The Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL) was founded by Jesper Thomsen and Hossein Farmani and is part of the Farmani Group, a leader in the awards industry. The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie in Paris, Architecture MasterPrize, London International Creative Competition, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as the world’s most prestigious photography awards. The unparalleled experience, network, and know-how have created a solid platform for OPAL to become one of the most recognised property awards in the world.

It is a great honour to win the OPAL Interior Design Award of the Year 2019. We start from the end users needs, and transform the space to speak out beauty and emotion. Good design will produce strong aesthetic identity and emotional resonance. I wish both OPAL and Chinese design will get better and better.

He Zhou,
Founder/Creative Director,
Shenzhen Wanjing International Design

I feel truly honoured to receive the award from OPAL. In addition to a great personal satisfaction, it is a professional recognition for my whole team and company comprised by many young people. I wish good luck to all future designers who will participate in OPAL, a positive way to evaluate our work done with great commitment and professionalis.

Caterina Cairoli,
Lead Designer,
Hangzhou Palace Interior Design