Tom Dixon and Kenya Hara will be judging Dezeen Awards 2019
Portrait of Dezeen Awards 2019 judges Tom Dixon, Bethan Laura Wood, Kenya Hara and Sonali Rastogi
Dezeen Awards 2019 judges Tom Dixon, Bethan Laura Wood, Kenya Hara and Sonali Rastogi

Tom Dixon and Kenya Hara will be judging Dezeen Awards 2019

British designers Tom Dixon and Bethan Laura Wood, Muji art director Kenya Hara and Morphogenesis founder Sonali Rastogi have joined Dezeen Awards 2019 as judges.

Other new judges announced today are Swedish design duo Front, architects Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, Vo Trong Nghia and Li Xiaodong.

Portrait of Front co-founders Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist
Front co-founders Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist will judge this year's Dezeen Awards

Tom Dixon, who recently collaborated with IKEA to launch an urban farming collection, will judge design products alongside fellow British designer Bethan Laura Wood and Japanese designer Kenya Hara, who has worked as Muji's art director for over 15 years.

Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist are the co-founders of Swedish design studio Front, which designed an experimental collection of life-size animal products for Moooi.

Portrait of Olson Kundig founding partner Jim Olson
Olson Kundig founding partner Jim Olson will be judging architecture projects

Rastogi is co-founder of Indian design studio Morphogenesis, one of the world's first architecture practices to report a "gender-positive pay gap". Morphogenesis has a 50/50 gender balance, just like the Dezeen Awards 2019 judging lineup.

With a career spanning six decades, US architect Kundig is the lead architect for The Bob Dylan Center, a recently unveiled proposal for a museum in Oklahoma dedicated to the American singer.

Portrait of Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia
Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia will be judging Dezeen Awards 2019 entries

Xiaodong was the first recipient of the RAIC International Prize – an award launched by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama in 2014. He won the award for his Liyuan Library project.

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia incorporates plants in many of his residential projects in Ho Chi Minh City, exploring new ways of creating green architecture for the 21st century. This year's Dezeen awards judging criteria is weighted to benefit projects that are particularly beneficial to people and the environment.

Dezeen Awards 2019, which is open for entries, celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects and studios. Enter before 29 March to get a 25 per cent discount on your entry fee.

To have your work judged by this impressive lineup of international architects and designers, start your entry now by registering or logging into your account at www.dezeen.com/awards/signup.

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