Dezeen Awards 2022 announces world's best designs across design categories

Dezeen has revealed the winners of this year's Dezeen Awards design categories, in this year's Dezeen Awards, which celebrates the best architecture, interiors and design around the globe. The 11 winning design studios awarded in Dezeen's annual awards programme are located across nine different countries including Japan, the Netherlands, Latvia, Australia and Canada. All category winners will now compete against each other to win the overall accolade for best building, best interior and best design, which will be revealed at a live awards event on 29 November in London. This year again, NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the award as a media partner.


Furniture design of the year: Mother and Child by Adam and Arthur. Photo by Andrew Curtis

Three projects focused on accessibility won accolades this year, including a lightweight magnesium and carbon fibre wheelchaira wearable vibrator to help with erectile dysfunction and a wooden armchair for people with age-related disabilities.


Product design of the year: Wheeliy 2.0 by Quantum. Photo by Akihiro Kawauchi


Wearable design of the year: Tenuto 2 by MysteryVibe. Photo courtesy of MysteryVibe


Seating design of the year: Lotte by Sarah Hossli Product Design. Photo by Severin Stark

Other winners this year include Studio Echelman for its bright polyethylene woven fibre sculpture in Florida and Ēter for its ASMR viewing arena with snaking pillows at the Design Museum in London.


Installation design of the year: Bending Arc Sculpture by Studio Echelman. Photo by AmyMartz and Majeed Foundation


Exhibition design of the year: Weird Sensation Feels Good: The World of ASMR by Ēter. Photo by Ed Reeve

Mother and Child by Adam and Arthur won the Funiture design of the year, while  A Simple Machine by HeijltjesAkkaya won the Workplace design of the year.


Furniture design of the year: Mother and Child by Adam and Arthur. Photo by Andrew Curtis


Workplace design of the year: A Simple Machine by HeijltjesAkkaya. Photo courtesy of HeijltjesAkkaya

Rotterdam-based practice MVRDV designed a lighting collection made from Delta Light's discarded aluminium profile offcuts. The design named "High Profile" won the Lighting design of the year.


Lighting design of the year: High Profile by MVRDV. Photo by Valerie Clarysse

London-based studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and artist Leo Villareal collaborated to design the LED installation that spans nine bridges on London's River Thames, winning them architectural lighting design of the year.


Architectural lighting design of the year: Illuminated River by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Leo Villareal Studio. Photo by James Newton

Scottish artist and metalworker Kathleen Reilly designed a knife "Oku" that takes cues from traditional Japanese table settings while maintaining a recognisable knife form, which has won the Homeware design of the year.


Homeware design of the year: Oku by Kathleen Reilly. Photo by Kakeru Ooka

Entries were initially scored by our jury of 25 leading design industry professionals before the winners were decided by a master jury that met at One Hundred Shoreditch in September made up of Arrival chief design officer Jeremy Offer, V&A contemporary programme curator Meneesha Kellay, Lara Bohinc of Bohinc Studio and London Craft Week head of programme and content Naomi Davenport.

The 11 project winners will now compete to win overall design project of the year, which will be announced at the Dezeen Awards 2022 party in London on 29 November.