Dezeen Awards 2019 interiors shortlist announced

The Dezeen Awards 2019 interior shortlist has been announced. It includes a gothic-inspired cafe, a compact black house designed to stand out like a minimalist sculpture and Europe's first underwater restaurant.

There are 53 projects on the Dezeen Awards interiors shortlist this year, spotlighting the best interior design from 26 countries across the globe.

The USA is the country with the most shorlisted projects, with eight interiors on the list. Other countries include China, South Korea, Ukraine, Norway and Australia.

Dezeen Awards 2019 interiors shortlist: Cardboard Bombay by Nudes
Architecture studio Nudes has built an entire cafe using cardboard. Photo is by Mrigank Sharma

Well-known architecture and design studios that made the list include Snøhetta, Gensler and Note Design Studio, while numerous emerging studios including A Little Design, Nudes and Child Studio are also included.

View all shortlisted interior projects on the Dezeen Awards website ›

Hong Kong studio Mlkk Studio appears on the shortlisted the most times, being recognised for the design of three Aesop stores, in Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

Other highlights on the shortlist include a 17.6-square-metre flat, a tech company's headquarters housed inside a century-old bank and an egg-shaped sauna.

Dezeen Awards 2019 interiors shortlist: The Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen
Bigert & Bergström has built a golden, egg-shaped sauna for a Swedish community facing relocation. Photo is by Jean-Baptiste Béranger

The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 259 interior design projects, by a panel of judges that included Patricia Urquiola, Sevil Peach, David Rockwell and Werner Aisslinger.

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

Dezeen Awards 2019 interiors shortlist: The Ahm House by Coppin Dockray
Architecture studio Coppin Dockray has renovated a modernist house built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Photo is by James O. Davies

The winner of each category will be announced online in mid-October and will go on to compete for the interiors project of the year title.

The interiors shortlist is listed below. Click through for more information on each entry:

House interior

The Ahm House, Harpenden, UK, by Coppin Dockray
Tiny Holiday Home, Vinkeveen, Netherlands, by i29 interior architects
Living Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan, by J.C. Architecture
Oculi House, New York City, USA, by O'Neill Rose Architects
Beacs, Toronto, Canada, by Studio AC

Apartment interior

Nassim Mansion, Singapore, by 0932 Design Consultants (disqualified)
Casa Burés, Barcelona, Spain, by Estudio Vilablanch - TDB Arquitectura
The Biscuit Factory, London, UK, by Suprblk
Sunny Apartment, Taichung, Taiwan, by Very Studio
Michigan Loft, Chicago, USA, by Vladimir Radutny Architects
vallirana 47, Barcelona, Spain, by vora

Restaurant and bar interior

Humble Pizza Cafe, London, UK, by Child Studio
Radhaus, San Francisco, USA, by envelope A+D
Dandelion Chocolate Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, by Fumihiko Sano Studio
Cardboard Bombay, Mumbai, India, by Nudes
Bar Lotus, Shanghai, China, by Office AIO
Under - Europe's First Underwater Restaurant, Lindesnes, Norway, by Snøhetta

Hotel and short stay interior

Jungle Keva, Tulum, Mexico, by Jaque Studio
℃ (Do-C) Gotanda, Tokyo, Japan, by Schemata Architects
Radar Station, Dungeness, UK, by Johnson Naylor
Sweets Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Space&Matter
Dream and Maze, The Other Place, Guilin Litopia, Pingle, China by Studio 10

Large workspace interior

VanBerlo Headquarters, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Atelier van Berlo
Gusto, San Francisco, USA, by Gensler
Slack Headquarters, San Francisco, USA, by Studio O+A
Slack Tokyo office, Tokyo, Japan, by Suppose Design Office
Expensify Portland Office, Portland, USA, by ZGF Architects

Small workspace interior

Piazza Dell'Ufficio, Braybrook, Australia, by Branch Studio Architects
200 Gray's Inn Road, London, UK, by Conran and Partners
Scandinavian spaceship, Oslo, Norway, by Kvistad
Mantab Workplace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by S/LAB10
Ya Vsesvit, Kiev, Ukraine, by Victoriya Yakusha

Retail interior

Harmay Hong Kong, by AIM Architecture
United Cycling LAB & Store, Lynge, Denmark, by Johannes Torpe Studios
Le Cube, Paris, France, by Mana and Scalaplus
Aesop Bondi Signature Store, Bondi, Australia, by Mlkk studio
Aesop Daan Signature Store, Taipei City, Taiwan, by Mlkk studio
Aesop Sounds Hannam Signature Store, Seoul, South Korea, by Mlkk studio

Leisure and wellness interior

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavík, Iceland, by Basalt Architects and Design Group Italia
The Solar Egg, Björkliden, Sweden, by Bigert & Bergstrom for Riksbyggen
Euphoria Spa in the Euphoria Retreat, Mystras, Greece, by DecaARCHITECTURE
Aeichi Korean Medical Clinic, Yongin, South Korea, by By Seog Be Seog
Warehouse Gym Springs, Dubai, UAE, by VSHD Design

Civic and cultural interior

Paper Roof/Paper Curve, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, by B+P Architects
The Old Library at the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, by Emma Olbers Design
Blossom School, Zhihui, China, by Karv One Design
SolBe Learning Centre, Chestnut Hill, USA, by Supernormal
Kath, Antwerp, Belgium, by Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten

Small interior

17.6-square-metre flat, Taipei City, Taiwan, by A Little Design
A U Shaped Room, Shanghai, China, by Atelier tao+c
Dormore, London, UK, by Con Form Architects
Pass on Plastic, London, UK, by Shed
The Children's Library at Concourse House, New York, USA, by Michael K Chen Architecture