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Dezeen Awards 2021 judges

Kelly Wearstler and Ole Scheeren named judges for Dezeen Awards 2021

German architect Ole Scheeren will be joined by designers Kelly Wearstler and Chrissa Amuah as well as structural engineer and design director Hanif Kara to judge Dezeen Awards 2021.

Dezeen Awards is now open for entries until 9 June, with discounted entry fees available until 31 March.

Now in its fourth year, the programme has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere, with winners selected by a prestigious panel of international judges.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Mlondolozi Hempe
Top image: Dezeen Awards 2021 judges Hanif Kara, Kelly Wearstler, Chrissa Amuah and Ole Scheeren. Above: Mlondolozi Hempe will be judging interiors categories this year

London-based interior designer Eva Sonaike, who specialises in luxury home textiles and soft furnishings with a West African aesthetic, will be one of the Dezeen Awards 2021 judges.

Sonaike will be judging entries alongside Italian interior designer and architect Francesca Muzio and founding principal of architecture studio KoningEizenberg Julie Eizenberg. The Santa Monica-based studio's project MuseumLab won in the civic and cultural interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Julie Eizenberg
Julie Eizenberg of KoningEizenberg Architecture will be joining this year's interior panel

British architect Ben Allen, who recently overhauled his own home in east London, will judge this year's interior categories together with Sonaike, Muzio and Eizenberg.

They will be joined by South Korean designer Teo Yang, South African multidisciplinary designer Mlondolozi Hempe and design duo Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz of Amersterdam and Tel Aviv based studio B+K Architecture.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Chitra Vishwanath
Indian architect Chitra Vishwanath will be judging architecture categories

New York-based architect Ricardo Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro will be judging the architecture categories with founder of Australian architecture studio Edition Office Aaron Roberts and Indian architect and curator Tanya Khanna.

Managing director of Biome Environmental Solutions Chitra Vishwanath will be joined on the architecture jury by Ivorian architect Ahmed Sangaré of Totem Architects, as well as Georgia-based architect Ketuna Kruashvili.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Karin Gustafsson
Karin Gustafsson of COS will be judging the design categories at Dezeen Awards 2021

Shahar Livne, who was crowned emerging designer of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, will be judging the design categories this year.

She will be joined by Suhair Khan of Google Arts & Culture, Karin Gustafsson of COS and founder of New York-based studio VIDIVIXI Mark Grattan.

New York-based Mark Grattan is a Dezeen Awards 2021 judge
New York-based Mark Grattan is a Dezeen Awards 2021 judge

British designer Jasper Conran is also among this year's judges, as is the co-founder of Indian design studio Superflux Anab Jain and Chinese designers Mario Tsai and Min Chen.

Dezeen Awards 2021 will be judged by a panel of a total of 75 industry-leading professionals, whilst the media and sustainability categories will be judged by a separate panel.

We’ll be announcing more judges soon.

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