The Designers of the Year award rewards the best emerging and established talent across architecture, interiors and design, and recognises those whose innovative work has made a notable impact on the industry.
Studios located across 14 countries
The 31 shortlisted studios, which are in the running for awards in six different Designers of the Year categories, are located across 14 different countries including South Africa, India, Nigeria and Mexico.
Five studios are shortlisted in each category apart from emerging architect of the year, which has six studios shortlisted.
Names include Parisian Dorothée Meilichzon, shortlisted for interior designer of the year, London-based Kobayashi, shortlisted for emerging designer of the year and Indian architect Samira Rathod, shortlisted for architect of the year.
Other shortlisted studios are behind projects such as an apartment in Paris designed to mimic a jewellery box, a lamp that uses photovoltaic technology and treehouse dwellings built from bent cross-laminated timber.
All Dezeen Awards 2023 shortlisted projects revealed
The Designers of the Year were nominated and shortlisted by Dezeen Awards judges and Dezeen's editorial team.
Dezeen Awards 2023, in partnership with Bentley Motors, revealed all shortlisted projects this week. The architecture, interiors, design and sustainability shortlists were published earlier this week and this year's new nomination-based Bentley Lighthouse Award shortlist will be announced next Monday.
All shortlisted Designers of the Year 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 designer.
The winner of each category will be announced at our party in November.
Read on for the full Designers of the Year shortlist:
Architect of the year
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Emerging architect of the year
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Interior designer of the year
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Emerging interior designer of the year
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Designer of the year
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Emerging designer of the year
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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.