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Ting Yu, Ilse Crawford and Min Chen named judges for Dezeen Awards China 2023

Wutopia Lab founder Ting Yu, British designer Ilse Crawford, Design Shanghai director Zhuo Tan and industrial designers Min Chen and Michael Young have been announced as Dezeen Awards China judges for 2023.

They join architects Ma Yansong and Rossana Hu as well as interior designer André Fu, who were among the first five judges to be announced earlier this month.

Dezeen Awards China 2023 launched on 8 June in partnership with Bentley Motors. Submit your entry before midnight Beijing time on 24 August to avoid late entry fees.

Dezeen Awards China is the first regional edition of Dezeen Awards, celebrating the best architecture, interiors and design in China.

Read on for more about the next five industry professionals to join the 15-strong panel who will be judging this year's entries.

Dezeen Awards China 2023 judges Ting Yu
Ting Yu is the founder and chief architect of Wutopia Lab

Yu, founder and chief architect of Wutopia Lab, will judge the architecture categories for this year's programme.

Shanghai-based architect has been involved in master planning of various regions in Shanghai, including Shanghai Hongkou District North Bund Community and Shanghai Xuhui District Fenglin Road Street Community.

He founded Wutopia Lab with Erni Min in 2013. The studio aims to used its knowledge of Shanghai's culture and lifestyle to push forward urban regeneration through its architectural projects.

Ilse Crawford portrait for the London Design Medal
Ilse Crawford is a British designer and founder of Studioilse

British designer Crawford will judge the interior categories for this year's awards. With a career that spans journalism, design and education, Crawford founded the multi- disciplinary design practice Studioilse in 2001.

From domestic residences to hotels and community projects, her studio is focused how design can create spaces that bring people together, that are healthy and responsible, and have built in adaptability and longevity.

Dezeen Awards China 2023 judge Min Chen
Min Chen is an industrial designer based in Hangzhou

Hangzhou-based industrial designer Chen will join the design judges for this year's awards.

His client portfolio spans a wide range of industries, including jewelry brand Swarovski, sportswear company Nike, fashion house Loewe, coffeehouse chain Starbucks and furniture brand Veneta Cucine.

Chen's work has been exhibited at various international cultural and design institutes, including Design Museum in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Michael Young is a British industrial designer

Joining Chen on the design panel will be industrial designer Young.

Young founded his eponymous studio in 1993 with the aim of providing quality design services across a range of markets, from interiors to technology.

Over the past 30 years Young has established himself as one of the leading international figures in his field, collaborating with a series of brands such as high-end audio manufacturer KEF and vaporizer Omura. His work stems from his constant questioning of typologies and habits, his passion for technology and his drive to discover new ways to interpret space.

Dezeen Awards China judge Zhuo Tan
Zhuo Tan is the director of Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai's director Tan will also judge the design categories this year. Tan has more than 18 years experience in the creative industries ranging from advertising, branding and publishing, as well as events and exhibitions.

She helped to launch Design Shanghai in 2014, which has since become the largest design fair in Asia.

Enter now!

Dezeen Awards China 2023 is open for entries. Find out about all of this year's categories and entry information on our website as well as Dezeen's WeChat account. Submit your entry before midnight Beijing time on 24 August to avoid late entry fees.

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Dezeen Awards China 2023

Dezeen Awards China is the first regional edition of Dezeen Awards], to celebrate the best architecture, interiors and design in China. 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.