"We want to see real meaning and problem solving that resonates" say designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg

With the deadline for Dezeen Awards 2020 only 11 days away, we've been in touch with some of our judges to find out what they'd like to see in this year's entries.

Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, founders of Toronto and New York-based design studio Yabu Pushelberg, will be seeking design that has an original language.

"We are looking for fewer Instagram moments," they said.

"We want to see real meaning and problem solving that resonates. Winners will reflect innovative talent with an understanding of how subtle gestures have the power to make or break an environment."

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg have joined this year's panel of 75 judges and will be judging the interiors categories alongside 25 other industry professionals including Adam Nathaniel Furman, Joyce Wang, Michelle Ogundehin and Pierre Yovanovitch.

"We are optimistic that the trend this year will be original, considered design," they continued.

"Not to make it all about Instagram moments, but we hope those submitting can find deeper substance that moves beyond the obvious."

Glenn Yabu and George Pushelberg founded their studio in 1980. It has since become a multidisciplinary practice with an emphasis on interior design and employs more than a hundred creatives and professionals. The firm's projects span across architecture, interiors and landscapes, as well as lighting, furniture and graphic design.

The duo's recent projects include the Moxy Chelsea Hotel, a pop-up store for Goop in Toronto and a furniture collection designed in collaboration with furniture brand, Henge.

"Awards and accolades provide validity to clients, a greater possibility to meet new clients, all the while bringing attention and awareness of your project and studio to an international stage," said the two designers.

"To submit an award is to emit studio pride and bring people together. To win is a celebratory moment of acknowledgement for the team who has worked so hard to make the project a success," they added.

Enter Dezeen Awards 2020 now

Entries close on 2 June at 23:59 BST. Submit your project or studio today so you don't miss the deadline!

If you have any questions you can contact our awards team at [email protected].