Dezeen Awards 2020 design winners revealed in video show

The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2020 design categories were announced today in the third and final show hosted by poet and broadcaster LionHeart that included a special message from Paola Antonelli.

The 25-minute show revealed the winners of the 12 design project categories before naming the winner of design project of the year.

The designer of the year and emerging designer of the year were also named.

Today's show is the third and final of three Dezeen Awards 2020 Shows that reveal all 45 Dezeen Awards 2020 winners. The architecture winners were announced on Monday 23, and interiors winners were announced yesterday, Tuesday 24 November.

Dezeen Awards is "humungous" says Paola Antonelli

In a message specially recorded for today's show, Dezeen Awards judge Paola Antonelli described the quantity of entries as "humungous".

"Welcome to the humungous design category of the 2020 Dezeen Awards," she said. "Humungous because there were dozens of entries that I, Paola Antonelli, pored over with Dozens of other jurors.

Antonelli, who is senior curator of architecture and design at MoMA in New York, explained there were entries in "lighting design, exhibition design, installations, products; made with all sorts of materials, all sorts of technologies".

"Really I had the opportunity to look at what happened in the world of design last year," she added.

Winners selected by master jury

This year's interiors master jury included Organisation In Design founder Margriet Vollenburg, Rhode Island School of Design president Roseanne Samerson, South African textile designer Sindiso Khumalo, Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror and Talenia Phua Gajardo of The Artling.

Working remotely, the judges reviewed all shortlisted projects and chose the winners using Dezeen Awards' unique trio of judging criteria that call for entries that are beautiful, innovative and beneficial.

About LionHeart

LionHeart, the host of this year's Dezeen Awards 2020 Shows, is a poet, broadcaster and architecture enthusiast. A TEDx Speaker and BBC Radio London Presenter, his poetry explores connections between the built environment and wellbeing and he has acted as the poet in residence at architecture firms including Grimshaw Architects and Squires & Partners. London-based LionHeart, whose real name is Rhael Cape, was a judge for the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture categories.

About Dezeen Awards 2020

Dezeen Awards is our annual awards programme, now in its third year. It identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.

This year, more than 4,300 entries were received from over 85 countries across five continents.

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