"I'm looking for design motivated by an authentic wish to make something that looks better, functions better, contributes and pushes forward boundaries more than anything that currently exists," said the British writer, creative consultant and TV presenter.
"There is a surfeit of stuff in the world," continued Ogundehin, who is judging the interiors categories of Dezeen Awards 2020.
"There are too many things that no-one needs or that do little to improve the human condition; things made basically to satisfy only the desires of the designer."
Ogundehin describes herself as "an interiors obsessive, colour nut and detail queen". After training as an architect, she was editor-in-chief of interiors magazine Elle Decoration UK for 13 years.
Ogundehin is the lead judge on the BBC/Netflix series Interior Design Masters and co-presenter of Channel 4's Grand Designs: House of the year. Her first book, titled Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness, was published in April 2020.
"I rather hope I don't detect any trends in aesthetic terms, it's too easy to just follow the pack,: she said. However, I would imagine that an element of ecological awareness, circular usage, and sustainability are inherent."
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