Creative director Giulio Cappellini, Design Week Lagos founder Titi Ogufere, design gallerist Rossana Orlandi, interiors stylist Colin King and Dutch architect Ben van Berkel have been announced as Dezeen Awards 2023 judges.
Dezeen Awards 2023 launched on 15 February in partnership with Bentley Motors. Enter before 29 March to save 20 per cent on entry fees.
Now in its sixth year, the programme has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere, with winners selected by a prestigious panel of international judges.
Read on to find out more about five of the 90 industry professionals who will be judging entries this year.
Cappellini, the creative director of eponymous Italian furniture brand Cappellini, will judge the design categories for this year's programme.
Cappellini teaches as a visiting professor in several design and architecture schools worldwide and has organised exhibitions and events globally.
Ogufere founded Interior Design Association Nigeria, which champions global interior design standards. She is also the youngest and first person of African descent to be elected 21st president of the International Federation of Interior Architects.
She recently co-produced the Netflix series Made by Design, which celebrates the work of 13 architects and designers who live and work in Nigeria.
Orlandi is the founder and curator of her eponymous design gallery Rossana Orlandi in Milan and will be joining Ogufere on the design panel.
In 2018, with her daughter Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni, she launched RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC, a project aimed at changing the perception of plastic and ensuring the material is used responsibly. As part of the initiative, Dezeen partnered with Orlandi on the RoPlastic Prize competition in February 2019, which challenged designers to develop new ways of recycling and reusing the material in more cost, time and energy-efficient ways.
New York-based interiors stylist and designer King will be judging the interiors categories for this year's programme.
This year King is also releasing his first book, Arranging Things, in which he shares his process of elevating spaces.
Last year UNStudio designed the Seoul headquarters of South Korean music agency YG Entertainment to resemble a speaker with a central glazed section flanked by metal panel cladding.
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Dezeen Awards 2023
Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Now in its sixth year, it has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent.