Tenth judges announcement

Lidewij Edelkoort, Tej Chauhan and Inga Sempé are announced as judges for Dezeen Awards 2024

Trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, designers Tej Chauhan and Inga Sempé, as well as Natural Material Studio founder Bonnie Hvillum and architect Andre Herrero have joined the Dezeen Awards 2024 judges.

Dezeen Awards 2024 in partnership with Bentley is open for entries. Submit your entry by midnight London time on 30 May to avoid late entry fees.

Now in its seventh 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 learn more about the latest judges that have joined this year's judging panel:

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Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort produces prediction tools for international companies

Dutch trend forecaster Edelkoort will join designer Jay Osgerby on this year's design judging panel.

Through her Paris-based agency Trend Union, Edelkoort produces prediction tools for strategists, designers and marketers in design, architecture, food, fashion, beauty, automotive and retail. The firm has worked with international companies including Zara, Google and Prada.

Edelkoort is also a publisher, humanitarian, educator and exhibition curator. In 2022, she founded the World Hope Forum, a platform to inspire creatives to rebuild a better society in response to Covid-19.

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Industrial designer Tej Chauhan runs offices in London and Helsinki

British industrial designer Chauhan will join Edelkoort on this year's design judging panel. With offices in London and Helsinki, Chauhan's practice works across furniture, homeware and technology.

The designer has collaborated with brands including shoe label Nike and Japanese fashion label Michiko Koshino, electronics companies Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and Blackberry, as well as airline British Airways and Swedish furniture brand IKEA.

Chauhan's portfolio includes a car tyre imprinted with Nike sneaker graphics for car manufacturer Lexus and a vibrant watch inspired by science-fiction for Swiss watch brand Rado.

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French designer Inga Sempé designs furniture, lamps and objects

Parisian designer Sempé will sit alongside product designer Jasper Morisson on this year's design judging panel. Sempé stayed at the artist residency Villa Medicis, a French Academy in Rome before founding her eponymous studio Inga Sempé, designing furniture, lamps and objects.

The French designer has worked with furniture brands that include Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Magis, Gärsnäs and Edra, lighting brands Wästberg and LucePlan and glassware brand Iittala.

Recent projects by Sempé include a collection of handwoven rugs with Spanish rug manufacturer Nanimarquina and an industrial kitchen range for Danish brand Reform.

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Bonnie Hvillum is the founder of creative research practice Natural Material Studio

Hvillum, who was named Dezeen Awards 2023 Bentley Lighthouse Awards winner, will sit alongside design director Noella Nibakuze on the sustainability jury.

Copenhagen-based Hvillum founded Natural Material Studio, a creative research practice working across art, design and architecture with installations, works and commissions centred around their self-developed biomaterials.

Notable clients include sportswear brand Adidas, Copenhagen restaurant Noma, architecture studio Snøhetta and fashion label Calvin Klein.

Last year the studio created Human Nature, a large-scale installation featuring compostable bio foam seating during 3 Days of Design at art gallery Copenhagen Contemporary in Denmark.

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Los Angeles architect Andre Herrero is the co-principal at Charlap Hyman & Herrero

Los Angeles-based architect Herrero is the co-principal at Charlap Hyman & Herrero (CHH) and will join Spacon & X founder Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen as an architecture judge.

Before founding his studio with designer Adam Charlap Hyman, Herrero worked for firms including David Chipperfield Architects, SANAA and SO-IL.

Herrero opened offices in Seattle and Los Angeles to expand the practice capabilities across the US and take on large-scale projects. The studio works across various typologies from set design and furniture to retail stores and houses.

Charlap Hyman & Herrero has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest AD100 and AN Interior's Top 50 lists. The US architect is also ranked among Forbes Magazine's 2018 30 Under 30 in art and style.

Designers of the Year nominations open

This year we have launched public nomination for the Designers of the Year awards at Dezeen Awards 2024. Public nomination is new for this year, and we are asking readers to put forward designers for consideration, which will then be shortlisted by Dezeen's editorial team.

The nomination will be open from today until Wednesday 1 May. You can submit nominations using this voting form.

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Dezeen Awards 2024 in partnership with Bentley

Dezeen Awards is the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. The seventh edition of the annual awards programme is in partnership with Bentley as part of a wider collaboration to inspire, support and champion design excellence and showcase innovation that creates a better and more sustainable world. This ambition complements Bentley's architecture and design business initiatives, including the Bentley Home range of furnishings and real estate projects around the world.