Piero Lissoni, Ilenia Martini and Patrik Schumacher named Dezeen Awards 2023 judges

Architects Piero Lissoni and Patrik Schumacher, interior architect Andrea Cesarman, creative director Ilenia Martini and designer Cyrill Gutsch 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.

Pierro Lissoni
Piero Lissoni is the co-founder of Milan-based multidisciplinary practice Lissoni&Partners

Architect and designer Lissoni is co-founder of interdisciplinary studio Lissoni&Partners and will judge the interiors categories for this year's programme.

In 2019 the Milan-based architect was named artistic director of the furniture brand B&B Italia. He is also the art director for Alpi, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo Yachts.

Projects by Lissoni include a west London showroom for furniture brand De Padova, a series of bistro tables made with leftover marble from famous buildings for furniture brand Salvatori and Shangri-La Shougang Park in Beijing for the 2022 Olympics.

Ilenia Martini
Ilenia Martini is the design and communications editor of Swedish magazine Scandinavian Mind

Lissoni will be joined by Swedish magazine Scandinavian Mind's design and communications editor Ilenia Martini on the interiors judging panel.

Martini is also the creative director of design consultancy Nichetto Studio, which focuses on brand strategy and communication with international clients including Cassina, De Padova, &Tradition, Hermès and Byredo among others.

Before joining Nichetto Studio, Martini was the creative director of Swedish furniture brand Hem and had also worked with global design and lifestyle brands such as Vitra, Nilufar Gallery, MINI and De La Espada.

Cyrill Gutsch
Cyrill Gutsch is the founder of Parley for the Oceans

German-born designer Gutsch, the founder of the nonprofit environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans, will be judging the sustainability categories for this year's programme.

Gutsch founded Parley for the Oceans in 2012 as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders to develop and implement strategies to protect oceans.

Parley and their partners won the Grand Prix for product design at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and also have two D&AD Pencils from the British organisation D&AD, which promotes excellence in design and advertising.

In 2018 Gutsch was also honoured with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council.

Patrick Schumacher
London-based Patrik Schumacher is and architect and architectural theorist

German architect Schumacher is the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and will be judging the architecture categories for Dezeen Awards 2023.

Schumacher joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 1988 and has led the global practice since studio founder Zaha Hadid's death in 2016.

The practice's recent projects include a series of tent-like modular classrooms for displaced communities and a proposed master plan of dismantlable buildings for Odesa's Expo 2023 bid.

Schumacher is also co-director of the AA Design Research Lab (AADRL) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture.

Andrea Cesarman
Mexican architect Andrea Cesarman is co-founder of C Cúbica Arquitecto

Schumacher will be joined by Cesarman, co-founder of Mexican practice C Cúbica Arquitectos, on the architecture judging panel this year.

​​Alongside C Cúbica Arquitectos co-founders Emilio Cabrero and Marco Coello, Cesarman also co-founded México Territorio Creativo, an organisation that aims to unite and promote the Mexican creative industries,

Projects by Mexico Territorio Creativo include Design Week Mexico, Espacio CDMX in Mexico City and the restoration project for Canal National with UNESCO's World Monuments Fund.

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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.