Dezeen Awards 2019 launches at party during Stockholm Design Week

Dezeen Awards 2019 launches with party in Stockholm

Dezeen Awards 2019 has launched at a party in Stockholm, which was attended by leading architects and designers including Front co-founders Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist.

The launch event, which marks Dezeen Awards 2019 opening for entries, took place at Hotel At Six during Stockholm Design Week.

Emilia Lin and Dominic Harrison of the University of Technology Sydney and IKEA
Emilia Lin and Dominic Harrison of the University of Technology Sydney and IKEA respectively at the event

Hotel At Six is a 343-room hotel on Brunkebergstorg Square that opened in 2017. It houses some of Europe's most ambitious art collections.

Guests enjoyed drinks and music from DJ Jonas Kleerup. Vestre was the launch event sponsor for Dezeen Awards 2019.

Enter Dezeen Awards 2019 now!

Dezeen Awards is now accepting entries for the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, as well as the individuals and studios with the most impressive and original output.

Readers can enter the awards until 30 May, with discounts on offer to those who enter before 29 March.

The awards are deliberately calibrated to be as accessible as possible, with lower rates on offer to studios with 10 employees or fewer.

New categories in 2019

This year, there are 30 project categories across the architecture, interiors and design sectors. There are also six studio categories, which will recognise the most outstanding established – and emerging – design talents.

Dutch designer Richard Hutten with Hong Kong based British industrial designer Michael Young
Dutch designer Richard Hutten with Hong Kong based British industrial designer Michael Young at the launch party

This year's new categories include residential rebirth project, apartment interior, product design, sustainable design, graphic design and installation design.

Seventy-five industry-leading judges

A star-studded jury of 75 key industry figures will judge the awards categories. The first batch of star judges will be announced soon, so keep checking back on Dezeen. The judges will be looking for projects that are not only beautiful, innovative and functional, but also help to improve the world.

To start work on your entry today, head to www.dezeen.com/awards.

Photos are by Jon Buscall.