Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.
Dezeen was launched at the end of November 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet. We now get over three million visits a month, and traffic is growing every year.
In 2012 Dezeen was named Digital Business Publisher of the Year at the AOP Awards (above), where we were also shortlisted for the Website of the Year award. Also in 2012 we were highly commended in the Digital Service category at the IBP Awards.
In 2010 we were named Best Creative Business at the Hackney Business Awards. We were also shortlisted in the Best Business category.
Dezeen in the news
UK newspaper The Times included Dezeen in its list of the 50 top websites you can't live without in January 2013.
We featured prominently in the launch of Apple's iPhone 5 in September 2012 and again in the launch of the new MacBook Pro in October 2012.
In 2012 UK newspaper the Independent named us best architecture blog in the world while in 2011 French magazine Architectural Digest placed us in the 100 qui comptent list of the most important forces in global design.
Dezeen was included in Time magazine's Design 100 list of the most influential forces in global design (below), and in Design Week magazine's Hot 50 list of key figures in design.
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The Dezeen story
Dezeen was started as a simple blog in 2006 by Marcus Fairs, author of Twenty-First Century Design (published October 2006 and republished in June 2009) and Green Design (published March 2009) and former founding editor of icon magazine.
In 2007 he was joined by Rupinder Bhogal and together they set up Dezeen Limited, which they now run as co-directors. They launched the recruitment site Dezeenjobs in 2008, followed by Dezeen Watch Store in 2010.
A furniture design graduate, Marcus began his journalism career writing for publications including Blueprint, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and Conde Nast Traveller. He launched icon, the international architecture and design magazine, in 2003, and edited the publication until November 2006.
Under Marcus, the magazine rapidly established itself as one of the world’s most influential and respected design journals, winning a string of awards including Launch of the Year and Designer of the Year in 2003 and Monthly Magazine of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Marcus himself has won numerous awards, including Journalist of the Year (2002) and Architectural Journalist of the Year (2004). He won a BSME award for Best Brand-Building Initiative in 2005.
He also regularly appears on radio and TV, writing and presenting a documentary about French designer Philippe Starck for the BBC in 2003 and appearing in the major BBC series Home in 2006. An accomplished public speaker, Marcus has spoken at conferences in London, Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Cape Town, among others. Marcus lives and works in London.
Rupinder is a modern languages and European studies graduate with a background in television documentaries. She has worked for the BBC and independent production companies including October Films and Windfall Films working as production manager on many award-winning programmes.
Rose studied design at Kingston University and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, gaining a BA in contemporary furniture and related product design. After interning at Icon magazine she worked for Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs as researcher for his second book, Green Design. Rose joined Dezeen as editorial assistant in 2007 and became editor of the magazine in 2010.
Amy is an architecture graduate with five years experience working in architectural practice. In 2009 she completed a masters degree in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, specialising in the dissemination of post-war buildings in the media. She has also worked for weekly publication The Architects' Journal, where she helped compile entries for a online library of buildings. Amy joined Dezeen in April 2011 as architecture reporter.
Dan gained his interest in historical and contemporary architecture and design through opportunities to travel extensively from a young age. After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA in architectural studies, he moved to Shenzhen, China, where he worked in an architecture and design office contributing to projects across Asia. On his return, he decided to move into journalism and interned at Dezeen before becoming a full time member of the editorial team in June 2012.