31 Projects from 14 Countries Across the World

Dezeen has announced the Designers of the Year shortlist for this year's Dezeen Awards, which includes Lina Ghotmeh, Rio Kobayashi and Patricia Urquiola. The Designers of the Year award rewards the best emerging and established talent across architecture, interiors and design, and recognizes those whose innovative work has made a notable impact on the industry. Aoyama Design Forum proudly supports the award this year again. 


Bert dwellings by Studio Precht
Photo credit: Immanuel Thallinger


Studio Urquiola
Photo credit: Luca Rotondo


Material Cultures
Photo credit: Felix Koch

The 31 shortlisted studios, which are in the running for awards in six different Designers of the Year categories, are located across 14 different countries including South Africa, India, Nigeria and Mexico. Five studios are shortlisted in each category apart from Emerging Architect of the Year, which has six studios shortlisted.

Names include Parisian Dorothée Meilichzon, shortlisted for interior designer of the year, London-based Kobayashi, shortlisted for emerging designer of the year and Indian architect Samira Rathod, shortlisted for architect of the year. Other shortlisted studios are behind projects such as an apartment in Paris designed to mimic a jewellery box, a lamp that uses photovoltaic technology and treehouse dwellings built from bent cross-laminated timber.


Coalescence by Paul Cocksedge
Photo credit: Mark Cocksedge


Pearson Lloyd
Photo credit: Courtesy of Senator


Rio Kobayashi
Photo credit: James Harris

All Dezeen Awards 2023 shortlisted projects revealed

The Designers of the Year were nominated and shortlisted by Dezeen Awards judges and Dezeen's editorial team. The architecture, interiors, design and sustainability shortlists were published earlier this week and this year's new nomination-based Bentley Lighthouse Award shortlist will be announced next Monday. The winner of each category will be announced at our party in November. Read on for the full Designers of the Year shortlist:

Architect of the Year

Emerging Architect of the Year

Interior Designer of the Year

Emerging Interior Designer of the Year

Designer of the Year

Emerging Designer of the Year

Dezeen Awards 2023

Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Now in its sixth year, it has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent.