Dezeen Awards named Best New Awards Event at Awards Awards 2019
Dezeen Awards team "made their mark" with the first ever winners' ceremony, taking home the title of Best New Awards Event at the Awards Awards 2019

Dezeen Awards named Best New Awards Event

Dezeen Awards has won the title of Best New Awards Event at the Awards Awards 2019, for creating a winners' ceremony that "would be remembered".

The award was given for the celebration of the first ever Dezeen Awards held at the Tate Modern in November 2018.

"In a saturated market, the organisers made their mark extremely well for this inaugural event curating an art exhibition feel rather than a traditional awards show, ensuring the guest experience would be remembered through their use of designers, composers, art photographers and an unusual venue," said the Awards Awards judges.

Dezeen Awards team "made their mark" with the first ever winners' ceremony, taking home the title of Best New Awards Event at the Awards Awards 2019
Dezeen Awards team took home the prize for Best New Awards Event at the Awards Awards 2019

Guests at the Dezeen Awards ceremony enjoyed an immersive experience orchestrated by architect Sarah Izod. The creative director of the event set the scene by filling the venue with otherworldly stilt-walkers dressed in long white gowns flitting around a ghostly tree installation.

Izod took inspiration from Maurice Sendak's 1960s storybook Where The Wild Things Are when creating the enchanting setting for the ceremony.

The events concept for the inaugural Dezeen Awards ceremony was designed by architect Sarah Izod
Sarah Izod set the atmospheric scene at the Dezeen Awards ceremony. Photo by Mark Cocksedge

Winners of the architecture, design, interiors and studio categories were serenaded by a steel band as they mingled with high-profile attendees including  Tom Dixon, Thomas Heatherwick and Ilse Crawford.

Musician Peter Adjaye curated the soundscape for the evening, visuals were designed by Micha Weidmann Studio, and photographer Leon Chew shot original films to commemorate the event.

Dezeen Awards winners revealed in London ceremony last night
Winners of Dezeen Awards 2019 took home handmade trophies by Atelier NL. Photo by Mark Cocksedge

Comedian Lenny Henry led the awards part of the night, and winner took home custom trophies handmade out of London clay by by Atelier NL.

Dezeen Awards is back for 2019 and accepting entires in 36 categories, with costs set at the low price of £75 per entry to ensure accessibility for even the smallest of studios.

Entrants have the chance to have their work judged by leading industry names including Virgil Abloh, Doriana Fuksas, Odile Decq and Winy Maas.

There are still 10 days to enter Dezeen Awards 2019, just click here to enter. If you have any questions you can drop our award-winning team a line on awards@dezeen.com.

Images courtesy of the Awards Awards unless otherwise stated.