The 55 shortlisted projects, which are in the running for awards in 11 different design project categories, are from studios located across 18 different countries including Norway, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Ghana and Latvia.
The shortlist also includes a bright red timber "sinking house" in Bath's Pulteney weir and a textile range that features climate-change data.
All shortlists to be announced this week
The shortlists were scored by our design jury which includes Italian industrial designer Alberto Alessi, V&A museum contemporary programme curator Meneesha Kellay, Salone del Mobile president Maria Porro and Pentagram principal Paula Scher.
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 the project. All shortlisted projects will also feature in their own dedicated Dezeen post.
The winner of each project category will be announced online in November. All 11 winners will then go on to compete for the title of design project of the year.
Vote for your favourite project next week
For the third year running, Dezeen Awards is holding a public vote after the shortlist announcements, meaning readers will be able to choose their favourite projects from 12 September onwards.
Projects with the highest number of votes in their category will win a public vote award. Winners will be announced in mid-October, ahead of the Dezeen Awards event in November.
Browse all projects on the furniture design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the seating design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the lighting design shortlist page.
Architectural lighting design
› Theatre Royal Drury Lane by BDP
› Unique Mount Emei Land of Dramas by Beijing Leuchte Lighting Design
› Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum by Brandston Partnership
› Illuminated River by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
› Sensasia Stories Spa Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates by Studio N
Browse all projects on the architectural lighting design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the homeware design shortlist page.
› Work Series II by Another Country
› Series One Desk 27 by Aruliden for Google
› Håg Tion by Anderssen & Voll, Hunting & Narud and Big-Game for Flokk
› A Simple Machine by HeijltjesAkkaya
› U.W.S. Base by Studio March Gut
Browse all projects on the workplace design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the wearable design design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the product design shortlist page.
› Totetsu Training Institute by Motive
› Château Picoron by OlssønBarbieri
› Dutch Design Week by Studio Thonik
› M+ Museum of Visual Culture by Studio Thonik, Herzog & de Meuron, TFP Farrells and Arup
› Typotheque North American Syllabics by Typotheque
Browse all projects on the graphic design shortlist page.
› Museum of the Future: Journey of the Pioneers by Atelier Brückner
› Architecture of the Exhibition Weird Sensation Feels Good: the World of ASMR by Ēter
› Ginza Ecological Map by Hakuten
› ARTIS-Groote Museum by Kossmanndejong
› Greenwood Rising: Black Wall Street History Center by Local Projects
Browse all projects on the exhibition design shortlist page.
Browse all projects on the installation design shortlist page.