The ANTALIS INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD, the 1st international competition dedicated to customizable interior design


Not long to go !

In order to push the boundaries of creativity, Antalis, Europe’s leading distributor of paper and visual communication solutions, has launched the Antalis International Design Award competition which opens up multiple possibilities to create unique, personalised spaces. Until December 31st 2017, interior designers, architects, printers, brand owners and students are invited to submit their best designs using at least one product from the Antalis Coala range, its flagship visual communication brand. A panel including major international players from the world of design*, presided by renowned scenographer François Confino, will then decide on the stand-out projects.


Creativity at the heart of the Antalis Interior Design Award

« Just print your imagination » is the motto of this competition. A true showcase of self-expression and ingenuity, the Antalis Interior Design Awards intend to bring together different artistic sensibilities from all over Europe and beyond.

o Completed projects

The competition will reward the finest completed projects and projects underway from the reference period of January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2017. Professionals (architects, interior designers, printers and brand owners) can compete in one or several of the following categories: Hospitality, Restaurant, Retail, Office, Home and Public premises.

The winners will be announced in March 2018 and receive extensive media coverage in the prestigious press partners of the competition: Wallpaper and Intramuros. They will also benefit from important visibility on social media, Antalis’ website (4 million visitors per year) and on international trade shows attended by Antalis such as Architect@Work , PURE Digital and Retail Expo.

•        o Blank 3D model projects

For professionals and students who don’t have any completed or current project to submit but still want to let their talent shine, Antalis is offering the possibility of using blank 3D models which they can reinvent with solutions from the Coala range.

The winners will also benefit from media exposure and receive €3,500 and €2,000 for first and second prize respectively. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life by re-designing parts of Antalis’ headquarters or one of the Group’s subsidiaries.

•        o The public’s favourite award

A special cross-category award will be attributed to the participant whose project wins the heart of the public and receives the most “likes” on the Antalis Interior Design Award website.

•        o The exclusive BOOK (10,000 copies)

Intended as a reference in interior design, the elegant BOOK will showcase the very best pieces of work and present the portrait of each winner. The BOOK will be distributed to trade media, museums, architecture firms, design agencies and renowned designers.

For Xavier Jouvet, Group Marketing & Purchasing Director at Antalis International: « With the Antalis Interior Design Award, we want our visual communication expertise to support the creativity and innovation of interior design professionals and enable them to push the boundaries. Our Coala range is perfectly in line with new trends in interior design and decoration, offering customers the means to create unique interiors that help them stand out from the competition. The international dimension of the competition is an added strength as it will be a melting pot of different artistic styles and sensibilities as well as a source of inspiration for others.

The Coala range: helping interior design ideas come to life

Self-adhesive vinyls, wallpapers, textiles & canvas, magnetic supports…Coala offers a wide range of products to unleash architects and interior designers’ creativity.

A model example with Coala products:







Quick and simple online registration

All entries can be submitted online at from until December 31st, 2017. All realisations will appear in the Gallery, offering increased visibility to participants until the contest closes.

For more information on the Coala range, visit:





*About the Antalis Interior Design Awards jury

- FRANÇOIS CONFINO (jury president): Architect, Scenographer and Museographer - Confino Workshop - France

- DAMIEN PERROT: International Design Director – AccorHotels – France

- JON SHERMAN: Founder and Creative Director, Flavor Paper – USA

- KARIN SCHIMTZ: Business Development Director - Peclers (Germany - Austria - Switzerland) – Germany

- BENEDICTE DUHALDE: Editor in chief - Intramuros magazine – France

- AGNES LAFARGE: Antalis International Market Manager Visual Communication – France

- ANEEL KALSI: Art Director - Wallpaper - United Kingdom


About Antalis

Antalis (Euronext Paris: ANTA) is the European leader and the global leader (outside of the United States) in B2B distribution of Paper and Packaging solutions and one of Europe’s top three distributors of Visual Communication solutions. In 2016, the Group reported sales of €2.5 billion and employed 5,600 people serving almost 130,000 customers, companies and printers in 43 countries. Through its 118 distribution centers, Antalis makes more than 14,000 deliveries per day worldwide.