L’Art Plissé by Folkform

Dezeen Awards 2021 design longlist announced

The longlist for the Dezeen Awards 2021 design categories has been revealed, with 308 projects selected across 12 categories.

All longlisted 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 one.

All longlists announced this week

The architecture longlist and the interiors longlist were published earlier this week, while the studio longlist will be unveiled tomorrow, and the media longlist on Friday.

Common Sands - Forite Tiles by Studio Plastique, Snøhetta and Fornace Brioni
Above: Common Sands - Forite Tiles by Studio Plastique, Snøhetta and Fornace Brioni is longlisted in the sustainable design category. Photo by Kjetil S. Andersen/OiOiOi. Top: L’Art Plissé by Folkform is longlisted in the exhibition design category. Photo by Mike Karlsson Lundgren

Longlisted projects have been selected from over 4,700 entries from 87 countries for the fourth edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design as well as studios and individuals producing the most outstanding work.

Shortlists to be unveiled in September

The next stage of Dezeen Awards 2021 will see all longlisted projects assessed by our panel of 75 industry-leading professionals, which include Karin Gustafsson, Olafur Eliasson and Karim Rashid.

Ginza 456 Created by KDDI by Dentsu
Ginza 456 Created by KDDI by Dentsu is longlisted in the architectural lighting design category. Photo by Yasu Kojima

The judges will determine which projects feature on the shortlists, which will be announced in September.

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

V&A - Bags: Inside Out by Studio MUTT
V&A - Bags: Inside Out by Studio MUTT is longlisted in the exhibition design category. Photo by French + Tye

The 12 winners of the design project awards will fight it out to be declared overall design project of the year.

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Below is the full design longlist:


Soda by Miniforms
Soda by Miniforms is longlisted in the furniture design category. Photo is by Alessandro di Bon with styling by Laura Pozzi

Furniture design

Klaatu by Adam & Arthur
Explorer Tables by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona Design
Celeste by Dam
Float by Dean Norton
Eva Timber Bed Frame by Eva
Brise by Wonho
Bowater Collection by Jan Hedzel Studio
Io Crib by Kalon Studios
Mycelium Collection by LI-AN-LO Studio
Hide & Seek by MDO
Soda by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms
Mod Media Furniture by Noo.ma
Easca Coffee Table by Orior
Teak Collection by Outer
Primitives [1] by Ozruh
Pegg Furniture by Pegg Furniture
TT_01 by Poesenvanhiel
NYNY by Storagemilano for GTV Design
Ruins by Roberto Sironi
The Hidden by Sikorski Supreme Furniture
Jupiter by Space of Space
solid+subtract by Stance Studio
Leva Modular System by Studio 519
Bulbous by Studio Sain
Plint by Cecilie Manz for Takt
Eagle Console by Xavier Lust

Browse all projects on the furniture design longlist page.

N-DC01 by Karimoku
N-DC01 by Karimoku is longlisted in the seating design category. Photo is by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Seating design

Afteroom Plywood Chair by Afteroom AB
Deck Chair Oona by Atelier Sandemar
OVO Chair Collection by Benchmark Furniture
MPavilion 2020 Stool Dolly by BoardGrove Architects
The Severus Lounger by Christian Watson
August Lounges by Gibson Karlo for DesignByThem
Circus Wood by Edits
Cask by Expormim
Puffy Lounge Chair by Faye Toogood for Hem
Seats System by Josefin Zachrisson
Heartbeat by Karim Rashid
N-DC01 Dining Chair by Karimoku
Folding chair by Lanza Atelier
Musico Chair by Lee Broom
Sitting on London Clay by Local Collective
Zampa Chair by Mattiazzi
Richard by Michael Young for Modus
Core and Remnant by Sancal
Gamar Chair & Stool by Spacon and X
Face Stool by Studiomama
Sling Lounge Chair by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Takt
Ermis Chair by The New Raw
Evolve Chair by Tom Robinson
Evo-C by Vitra
Link by We+

Browse all projects on the seating design longlist page.

The Enso Collection by Studio Kloak
The Enso Collection by Studio Kloak is longlisted in the lighting design category

Lighting design

Pepa by Astep
Charlotte by Daniel Becker Studio
Origine by Davide Groppi
Daylight by Dean Norton
Dyson Lightcycle Morph by Dyson
Solsticio by Esrawe Studio
T-Lamp by Regular Company for Frama
Desert Series by Jes Paone for Jeshua Paone Architecture Studio
Cyborg Outdoor by Karim Rashid
Dorval Collection by Lambert & Fils
Easy Peasy by Lodes
The Watts Table Lamp by Lulu LaFortune
Dune by LZF Lamps
OBJ-01 by Manu Bañó
Sunne by Marjan van Aubel
Arca Portable by Matter Made
Alis by Potemine
Cling by Robert Dabi
Indre by Rakumba
Boga Collection for Hollis + Morris by II by IV
Elio Lamps by soft-geometry
Fellow Lamp by Space Copenhagen
Moonlight by Pepe Heykoop
Team by Tobias Grau
Lens Lights by Yair Neuman

Browse all projects on the lighting design longlist page.

Apple Marina Bay Sands by Foster + Partners
Apple Marina Bay Sands by Foster + Partners is longlisted in the architectural lighting design category. Photo is by Finbarr Fallon

Architectural lighting design

Le Monde by BOA
Lookout House by CLL Concept Lighting Lab
Ginza 456 Created by KDDI by Dentsu Inc.
Acropolis of Athens and Monuments by Eleftheria Deko
Odesa Food Market by Expolight
Residential Complex Saga City Space by Expolight
Open by Flint Collective NYC
Apple Marina Bay Sands by Foster + Partners
Qingyuan Qingcheng Pop-Up Sales Gallery by Glint Lighting Design
Wuxi Yuqi Sales Gallery by Glint Lighting Design
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial by L'Observatoire International
Nancy and Rich Kinder Museum Building by L'Observatoire International
The Metropolitan Museum of Art British Galleries by L'Observatoire International
Nike Paris, House of Innovation 002 by L'Observatoire International
Maggie's Leeds by Light Bureau
Östermalms Saluhall by Light Bureau
Harrods Dining Hall by Lighting Design International
HE Museum by Lumia Lab
Hanging Gardens at The Field Museum by Morlights
Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist by Morlights
Grand Hyatt Hefei by Project Lighting Design
Restaurant Aira by Sweco Architects
Truman's Social Club by There's Light
Blok Manchester by There's Light
70 St. Mary Axe by Unibox

Browse all projects on the architectural lighting design longlist page.

Kolam Carpets by Tania and Sandeep Khosla
Kolam Carpets by Tania and Sandeep Khosla is longlisted in the homeware design category. Photo is by Fabien Charuau

Homeware design

The Ellipse Collection by Armadillo
Archetypes by Bhumi Ceramica
Stone & Grand Antique Marble Diffuser by Diptyque
Super Circular Department Store by GoodWaste
19-19 by Child Studio for Floor_Story
Mediterranean collection by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Floor_Story
One Love Collection by Hands Carpets
Cultivate Collection by Yuri Himuro
Guculiya.Tini by Hochu-rayu
Quatro by Jaksic Gallery
Chromarama by Kukka
Monoware Ceramics by Monoware
CArrelé by Nature Squared
001 Stack Burner by Populus Project
Sixty&Twelve by Rosenthal
Noah by Sonderlust
Rug collection Lutetia and Juno by Studio Agne
The Misused by Studio Liang-Jung Chen
Sundays by Studio Paola Sakr
Kolam Carpets by Tania and Sandeep Khosla
Feminised Protein by Tessa Silva
Drift by Tom Fereday Design
Utility Knife Series by Veark
Wine Rack by Mowat & Co
Anima Collection by Yabu Pushelberg
Nornir by Zsuzsanna Horvath

Browse all projects on the homeware design longlist page.

Sparkle Acoustic Lighting Collection by Ali Berkman for Feltouch
Sparkle Acoustic Lighting Collection by Ali Berkman for Feltouch is longlisted in the workplace design category

Workplace design

Silentum by Acustio
Table by Artifox
The Noa Desk by Benchmark Furniture
Modus by Bunkholdt&Kirkestuen for Fora Form
Line Unit Shelf by Design for Industry
Room Divider by Dutch Invertuals
Goose by Emiliana Design Studio
Sparkle Acoustic Lighting Collection by Feltouch
Pergola by Haworth
OE1 Mobile Easel by Industrial Facility
OE1 Micro Packs by Industrial Facility
OE1 Nook by Industrial Facility
Studio Moods by IVC Commercial
BuildUp Pods & Pavilions by Kauppi & Kauppi
Iris Powerhub by Kondator
Kendo Swivel Chair by LucidiPevere
The Linear System Series by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto
Plec Wall by Odosdesign
Drehgriffel by Paperlux Studio
Peacock Chair by Plural Creative
Office Desks by Scenario Architecture
Kite by Stellar Works
Blend Workstation by Studio O+A
Swell by The Collective Agency
GEO Desk Accessories by Woodendot
Alada Floating Folding Desk by Woodendot

Browse all projects on the workplace design longlist page.

Elvie Curve by Elvie
Elvie Curve by Elvie is longlisted in the wearable design category

Wearable design

Dappe Comb by 3rd Diadem
Aether Audio Eyewear by Aether Eyewear
Pride by Alex Donahue
Convertibles - Clothes That Kids Can Make by Almaborealis
Alpha SL Anorak by Arc'teryx Equipment
Rollmask by AttiaDesign
Nevo Urban Mask by BMCO
The Jumper by Brevite
Smell Revived by BroadAR
Resilience Paraclimbing Pants by Canadian Adaptive Climbing
Courser Uno by Courser
Vesper Touch & Tease Ring by Crave
Elvie Curve by Elvie
Vodafone Neo by Fuseproject
Design for Freedom Face Mask by Shohei Yoshida and Peter Miller for Grace Farms
Parametric Knitting by Inbar Shahak
HY Clutch by JK3D
Beyond Biomimicry by Kate Reed
E-YES Amblyopia Trainer by Ming Chi University of Technology
Pebble Pods by Misho
Hatch Watch by Negroimpar
Overlap Watch by Negroimpar
Gesture by Nouktah
Petit Pli - Adaptive Womenswear by Petit Pli
Scaled by Scaled
Floating Above Limits by SiiGii
Genesis Un-labelled Jeans by Unspun

Browse all projects on the wearable design longlist page.

MY FOOTBALL KIT by Nendo for Molten Corporation
My Football Kit by Nendo for Molten is longlisted in the product design category. Photo is by Akihiro Yoshida

Product design

Cupple by Aetha Design Studio
Angell by Angell
Volta Zero by Astheimer
Fussy Refillable Deodorant by Blond
The Pickup Truck by Canoo
Cultivate Collection by CC-Tapis
Closca Bottle Wave by Closca
VOX Ventilator by Fuseproject
Nest Audio by Google
Nest Thermostat by Google
HY Clutch by JK3D
Knop Knop Soft Felt Building Kit by Knop Knop
My Football Kit by Nendo for Molten
Set Battery by Nolii
Noori® V02 Airy by Noori
InstaSwab™ by OPT Industries
Forest Crayons by Playfool
Qoobi NEO by Qoobi
Lei by SOL Style
Degree Inclusive by Sour
Haptics of Cooking by Studio Boey
Disc by Studio Piet Boon
RB Series Collaborative Robot by Tangerine
Milano/horizontal by Antonia Astori and Nicola De Ponti for Tubes
Urwahn Bike Platzhirsch by Urwahn Engineering

Browse all projects on the product design longlist page.

iQ Natural by Tarkett
iQ Natural by Tarkett is longlisted in the sustainable design category. Photo is by Aude Monier

Sustainable design

Fussy Refillable Deodorant by Blond
Future Wardrobe by Future Wardrobe
Cocoon by HagenHinderdael
Honext Material by Honext Material
Poma/Olera: Patera Magna by House of Thol
Karin Carlander by Karin Carlander
Solid Textile Board Coated By Really for Kvadrat
The Resurface Table by Norwegian Trash
Algae Bioplastic Vessels by Other Matter
Bee Loop Honey Pot by Pencil and Lion
MSK by Petit Pli
Ptacek Home Chunk Line by Ptacek Home
Furniture Pavilion S by Rooi Design and Research
Scarlett Yang by Scarlett Yang Design
Cardboard Ceramics After School Club by Store Projects
Aquastor by Zihao Design
Living Coffin by Studio Hendrikx and Loop Biotech
NomNom by Studio Philipp Hainke
Common Sands - Forite Tiles by Studio Plastique, Snøhetta and Fornace Brioni
Notpla by Superunion
iQ Natural by Tarkett
The Elements by The New Raw
This is Copper by ThusThat
Tempera Series by Wknd Lab
Whecat by XiaoLab

Browse all projects on the sustainable design longlist page.

Ox in a Box by Fictionist Studio
Ox in a Box by Fictionist Studio is longlisted in the graphic design category

Graphic design

CRTA by Bruketa&Zinic&Grey
Brent Cross Town: A Park for Future London by Dn&co
The Museum of the Home by Dn&co
ADM Travelling Show 2020 by Factory
Ox in a Box by Fictionist Studio
Fable Whisky by Gpstudio
Mozilla Festival by HeyHeydeHaas
AIANY Design Awards 2021 by Isometric Studio
Dali Mixed Tea by Linshaobin Design
Magic Canvas: Helping children to express themselves by Magpie Studio
Silver Lyan by Magpie Studio
The Norwegian Landscape – The New Norwegian Passports by Neue Design Studio
PGH Bricks Style Guide Campaign by Nexus Designs
Stories in Sounds by Nord ID Riga
Trim Type by Ogilvy Istanbul
Dementia-Friendly Wayfinding System by Immortal
Moholy-Nagy Foundation identity by Pentagram
Insecta Iridesse by Plus Collaboratives
Rios Brand identity by Rios
Devan's Coffee by Aish Keshav
Bicycle Parking Garage The Hague by Silo
Staircase of Dreams by The Fandangoe Kid
The Complete Short Stories: Philip K. Dick by The Folio Society
This Will (Not) Be Easy by Volume Inc.
Tea House by ZRP Printing Group

Browse all projects on the graphic design longlist page.

The egg rack made a disclaimer by Studio Liang-Jung Chen
The Egg Rack Made a Disclaimer by Studio Liang-Jung Chen is longlisted in the exhibition design category. Photo by Liang-Jung Chen

Exhibition design

› Jewish Museum Berlin - Jewish life in Germany. Past and Present by Arge Chezweitz and Hella Rolfes Architekten
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet by Atelier Brückner
Kids Museum of Glass 2.0 by Coordination Asia
Nero: the Man Behind the Myth by Drinkall Dean
The Box, Plymouth by Event Communications
L’Art Plissé by Folkform
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum by Gallagher & Associates
Epic Iran at The V&A by Gort Scott
Ping Tung Thing by HAO Design
Museum of Copenhagen by JAC studios
Re-Source by Lanza Atelier
Faith and Liberty Discovery Center by Local Projects
Greenwood Rising: Black Wall Street History Center by Local Projects
Cindy Sherman at Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris by Marco Palmieri Studio
Refugees: Forced to Flee by Nissen Richards Studio
The Notebooks of Giancarlo De Carlo by Parasite 2.0
Soul Bed by Saint Cloche
V&A Fashioned From Nature at the Design Society by Studio 10
The Egg Rack Made a Disclaimer by Studio Liang-Jung Chen
V&A - Bags: Inside Out by Studio Mutt
Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn, Reflections, Origins, Connections and Innovations by Thylacine
Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, Phillip Island, Victoria by Thylacine
Backstage by Tinker Imagineers
Beethoven Moves by Tom Postma Design
No Show by Youssofzay + Hart

Browse all projects on the exhibition design longlist page.

Secret Sky by Alibi Studio
Secret Sky by Alibi Studio is longlisted in the installation design category. Photo by Catie Newell

Installation design

Homegrown by After Architecture
Secret Sky by Alibi Studio
Entry Portals, Expo 2020 Dubai by Asif Khan
Together Apart by Behin Ha Design Studio
Remembering a Brave New World by Chila Kumari Burman
La Concordia: Amphitheater by Colab-19
Society's Cage by Dayton Schroeter and Julian Arrington, SmithGroup
Brighter Days Ahead by Giaimo
Conscious Actions by Gt2P
Ziggy by Hou de Sousa
Chasing Sounds by Impromptu Projects
Confluence Memorial by Manmade Studio
Andrum - Room for Thought by Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Drawing Fields by Outpost Office
Social Network Factory by People's Architecture Office
Evanescent by Pineapple Design Studio
Unfolding, London Design Biennale 2021 by PLP Architecture
Sole by Quiet Ensemble
The Electric Nemeton by Sam Jacob Studio
Chromo Sapiens by Shoplifter
Outdoorsy by Stock-A-Studio
Bloomlight by Studio Vouw
Alive by The Living
The Plywood Protection Project by Worthless Studios
Digital Design of a Thin-shell Metal Woven Pavilion by Xisui Digital & LA Studio

Browse all projects on the installation design longlist page.