Dezeen Awards 2020 design shortlist revealed

The shortlist for Dezeen Awards 2020 design categories has been unveiled, with 62 projects selected across 12 categories.

All shortlisted design projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website where you can find an image and more information about each project.

All shortlists announced this week

The architecture shortlist was announced on Monday, the interiors shortlist was revealed yesterday, while the studio shortlist will be published tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Plycelain by Yuting Chang
Plycelain by Yuting Chang is shortlisted in homeware design. Photo is by Yuting Chang

Shortlisted interiors projects were selected by a stellar lineup of industry professionals including Daan Roosegaarde, Natsai Audrey Chieza, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Konstantin Grcic.

CLOVA Lamp by NAVER
CLOVA Lamp by NAVER is shortlisted in lighting design. Photo is by NAVER corp

A further round of judging by our master jury will determine the category winners, which will be announced in late October.

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Below is the full interiors shortlist:


3D Knitted Furniture by Studio Skrabanja
3D Knitted Furniture by Studio Skrabanja is shortlisted in furniture design. Photo is by Floor Skrabanja

Furniture design

Exquisite Corpse by Adam & Arthur
Max Table by Max Lamb for Hem
3D Knitted Furniture by Studio Skrabanja
Zalue / Bamboo basket stool by Vegahouse
Essential by Viewport Studio

Browse all projects on the furniture design shortlist page.


Bold Stool by Ming Design Studio
Bold Stool by Ming Design Studio is shortlisted in seating design

Seating design

On & On Collection by Barber & Osgerby
Bold Stool by Ming Design Studio
CoronaCrisisKruk by Object Studio
Triplex Stool by Studio RYTE
Soft Lounge Chair designed by Thomas Bentzen for TAKT

Browse all projects on the seating design shortlist page.


Poise by R/D Robert Dabi
Poise by R/D Robert Dabi is shortlisted in lighting design. Photo is by Robert Dabi

Lighting design

XYZ Collection by Bybeau Studio
Light Cognitive by Light Cognitive Oy
Clova Lamp by Naver
Poise by R/D Robert Dabi
Illan pendant lamp by Zsuzsanna Horvath / Strips & Stripes

Browse all projects on the lighting design shortlist page.


Under by Light Bureau
Under by Light Bureau is shortlisted in architectural lighting design. Photo is by Tomasz Majewski

Architectural lighting design

Illuminated River by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Under by Light Bureau
Back to nature - retail space by Light Cognitive Oy
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi by Lighting Planners Associates
The Okura Tokyo by Lighting Planners Associates
The Rothschild Collection, Goldkammer by Pfarré Lighting Design

Browse all projects on the architectural lighting design shortlist page.


Deepak by Kasturi Balotia
Deepak by Kasturi Balotia for Jaipur Rugs is shortlisted in homeware design

Homeware design

Chaos Rug by EMKO
Plycelain by Yuting Chang
Deepak by Kasturi Balotia for Jaipur Rugs
KLIKK by Koziol
Lines designed by Philippe Malouin for CC-Tapis
Bue Brush Series by Poppy Lawman Studio

Browse all projects on the homeware design shortlist page.


Soundsticks by Andrea Ruggiero Design
Soundsticks by Andrea Ruggiero Design is shortlisted in workplace design. Photo is by Jonas Anhede Winge

Workplace design

Soundsticks by Andrea Ruggiero Design
Gulnura Table by Foolscap Studio
ALMA by March Gut Industrial Design
Active Classroom by Studio Lancelot
Woven Image Three Dimensional Embossed Wall Panels by Woven Image

Browse all projects on the workplace design shortlist page.


Neuralink N1 Brain Wearable by WOKE Studio
Neuralink N1 Brain Wearable by WOKE Studio is shortlisted in wearable design. Photo is by Afshin Mehin

Wearable design

Dots by Dots
RIKR Range by Groundtruth Global
› Algorithmic Lace by Lisa Marks
Urbanella by Studio Mesh
Neuralink N1 Brain Wearable by Woke Studio

Browse all projects on the wearable design design shortlist page.


CATCH: The HIV Detector by Hans Ramzan
CATCH: The HIV Detector by Hans Ramzan is shortlisted in product design. Photo is by Hans Ramzan

Product design

Moxie by Embodied
CATCH: The HIV Detector by Hans Ramzan
Rolf plant-based printed eyewear by Rolf Spectacles
Nestbox by Studio 519
Walking Wheelchair by Suzanne Brewer Architects

Browse all projects on the product design shortlist page.


1N9 Modern Cleaner by Supublic
1N9 Modern Cleaner by Supublic is shortlisted in sustainable design

Sustainable design

The Department of Seaweed Installation and Workshops by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Bio Iridescent Sequin by EB-CD futures
Blink by Richard Hutten Studio
Spruce by Spruce
1N9 Modern Cleaner by Elissa Brunato

Browse all projects on the sustainable design shortlist page.


Climate change stamps by Berry Creative
Climate change stamps by Berry Creative. Photo is by Paavo Lehtonen

Graphic design

UNbuffer by Alexandros Kosmidis Graphic Design
Atkinson Hyperlegible Typeface for People with Low Vision by Applied Design Works
Climate change stamps by Berry Creative
Mountain tea Song by Linshaobin Design
CF18 Chocolatier by Olssøn Barbieri

Browse all projects on the graphic design shortlist page.


The Porcelain Room by Tom Postma Design
The Porcelain Room by Tom Postma Design is shortlisted in exhibition design. Photo is by Mark Niedermann

Exhibition design

Urbania by IPR Praha
The Gun Violence Memorial Project by MASS Design Group
Architecture of exhibition - Weird Sensation Feels Good by Riga Architecture Institute
Game On by Smart and Green Design
The Porcelain Room by Tom Postma Design

Browse all projects on the exhibition design shortlist page.


Pollution Ranger & Smog Shade by Side
Pollution Ranger & Smog Shade by Side is shortlisted in installation design. Photo is by Huachen Xin

Installation design

The Sandwaves by Studio Precht and Mamou-Mani
Machine Hallucination by Refik Anadol Studio
Pollution Ranger and Smog Shade by Side
RAW Rainbow by Studio Curiosity
Non-Pavilion by Studio MiCat, There Project and Proud Studio

Browse all projects on the installation design shortlist page.