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Dezeen Awards 2018 design shortlist showcases the hottest new products and concepts

Today we're revealing the design shortlist for Dezeen Awards, including robotic furniture that reconfigures your home, a sofa that can be flat-packed and ceramics made from metal waste.

The Dezeen Awards design shortlist is made up of 43 projects in eight categories, spanning furniture, lighting, digital, transport and more.

Designers and studios that made the list include Barber and Osgerby, Daan Roosegaarde, Formafantasma, Fuseproject, Heatherwick Studio and Layer.

They feature alongside projects such as vases made from blown plastic pipes, a foldable scooter, wearable memos and clothes that grow with your child.

Ignorance is Bliss, a ceramics project by Agne Kucerenkaite that uses metal waste, is shortlisted in the homeware design category

Benjamin Hubert, Paul Priestman, Mette Hay, Lee Broom and Bec Brittain were among the judges for the design shortlist, which was whittled down from a longlist of 171 projects.

Projects were assessed on whether they were beautiful, innovative, and beneficial to people and planet.

The winner of each category will be announced in a ceremony on 27 November and all eight winners will go on to compete for the title design project of the year.

The furniture shortlist includes Friction, a reconfigurable table by Heatherwick Studio

The architecture and interiors shortlists have already been announced, while the studios shortlist will be revealed imminently.

The design shortlist is listed below. Click through for more info on each entry:


Furniture design

› Kumo Modular Sofa by Anderssen & Voll for Hem
› Ori Studio Collection by Fuseproject
› Friction table by Heatherwick Studio
› Kiik by Iwasaki Design Studio for Arper
› N01 by Nendo for Fritz Hansen
› Pipe Collection by Phan Thao Dang


Lighting Design

› Windvogel by Daan Roosegaarde
Foundation exhibition by Formafantasma
› Kepler by Innermost
› Scent Constellation by Jason Bruges Studio
› Water Based Light by Knauf and Brown
Filamento by Mayice Studio


Homeware design

› Ignorance is Bliss by Agne Kucerenkaite
› ZandGlas by Atelier NL
› Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work by Furnishing Utopia
› Kast Canvas by Kast Concrete Basins
› Plastic Blowing Project by Kodai Iwamoto


Workplace design

› Pacific Chair by Barber & Osgerby for Vitra
› Lino by Industrial Facility
› RUN by Industrial Facility
› Cosm Chairs by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller
› ETO Desk by Tom Fereday


Wearable design

› SoundShirt by CuteCircuit
› UV Sense by Fuseproject
Google Pixel Buds by Google
› Amphibio by Jun Kamei
› Wemo by Kenma
› Clothes that grow with your child by Petit Pli


Digital design

› Nolii by Benjamin Hubert of Layer for Nolii
› ElliQ by Fuseproject
› Ori Studio Collection by Fuseproject
› Kandao Obsidian 3D 360-degree VR Camera by JU&KE creative design
› Lightform LF1 by Lightform
› Suzy Snooze by Map


Leisure design

› Newton Espresso by Aladen Studio
› Olympia by Candice Joyce Blanc and Ulysse Martel
› D Reusable Tampon Applicator and Organic Tampons by DAME
› Hip by Karim Rashid
› Complements by Universal Favourite


Transport design

› Raven Kick scooter by Citybirds
› Tower of Power by Göbl Architektur
› VeloMed by Gwen Gage
› Hummingbird Bike by Petre Craciun
› SoelCat 12 Solar Electric Catamaran by Soel Yachts