About Dezeen

Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing.

Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects and news from around the world.

Dezeen was launched by Marcus Fairs in November 2006 and has grown rapidly ever since. Our audience has grown each year and by February 2017 we were getting 2.5 million unique visitors per month, making us one of the 5,000 most popular websites on the planet according to Alexa, as well as the most popular website about architecture and design. By 2019 the average number of monthly visitors had risen to three million.

We are also the most commented design site in the world and the only site in our sector to be featured in an Apple product launch (in fact we have featured in two of them).

Dezeen also runs Dezeen Jobs – the internet's most vibrant architecture and design jobs board and Dezeen Awards, our new annual awards programme that identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Dezeen Day, our annual architecture and design conference, and Dezeen Events Guide are the latest additions to the Dezeen family.

Awards Dezeen has won

BSME award winner Anna Winston of Dezeen
Dezeen editor Anna Winston wins BSME Digital Editor of the Year Award 2015

Dezeen has won many prestigious awards, including the BSME's Business Digital Editor of the Year 2015, where judges praised Dezeen as "a beautiful place to spend time", with "clear authority" in the architecture and design industries.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers named Best Commercial Partnership at AOP Awards 2015
Dezeen Studio wins AOP Commercial Partnership Award 2015

The award marked the end of a bumper year for Dezeen. We won the Commercial Partnership category at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2015 for our collaboration with car brand MINI. The Dezeen and MINI Frontiers project also won Commercial Campaign of the Year at the British Media Awards 2015.

Webby Award
Dezeen wins People's Voice Award at 2015 Webby Awards

Dezeen Studio, which produces Dezeen's video content, was named Best Content Studio at the 2015 Digiday Awards, and our video interview with Imogen Heap picked up People's Voice for best technology movie at the Webby Awards 2015.

Dezeen also picked up the 2015 BSME Rising Stars award for Best Use of Social Media.

Marcus Fairs wins BSME Web Editor of the Year Award 2013
Marcus Fairs wins BSME Web Editor of the Year Award 2013

In 2013, editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs won BSME's Business Web Editor of the Year, with judges describing Dezeen as "seductive" and offering a "satisfying user experience".

Dezeen named Digital Business Publisher of the Year 2012
Dezeen named Digital Business Publisher of the Year 2012

We won the AOP's Digital Business Publisher of the Year in 2012, where we were described as "a smart entrepreneurial brand, with beautifully designed products - from websites to pop-up shops". Judges also noted our "strong evidence of experimentation, fast growing revenue and audience".

Dezeen highly commended at AOP awards 2014

In 2014 we were highly commended in the AOP's Business Website of the Year category, with judges describing Dezeen as "stunningly beautiful" and praising our "excellent use of video, mobile and social media".

In 2013 we were named Digital Service of the Year at the IBP Awards, where our journalism was described as "amazingly high quality".

In 2010 we were named Best Creative Business at the Hackney Business Awards.

Dezeen in the news

Dezeen in The Times

UK newspaper The Times included Dezeen in its list of the 50 top websites you can't live without in January 2013.

We featured prominently in the launch of Apple's iPhone 5 in September 2012 and again in the launch of the new MacBook Pro in October 2012.

Dezeen features in Apple's iPhone 5 launch

In 2012 UK newspaper the Independent named us best architecture blog in the world.

Dezeen was included in Time magazine's Design 100 list of the most influential forces in global design (below), and in Design Week magazine's Hot 50 list of key figures in design.

The Dezeen story

Dezeen was started as a simple blog in 2006 by Marcus Fairs, author of Twenty-First Century Design (published October 2006 and republished in June 2009) and Green Design (published March 2009) and former founding editor of icon magazine.

In 2007 he was joined by Rupinder Bhogal and together they set up Dezeen Limited, which they now run as co-directors. They launched the recruitment site Dezeen Jobs in 2008, followed by Dezeen Watch Store in 2010.

Dezeen has published two best-selling books: Dezeen Book of Ideas in 2011; and Dezeen Book of Interviews in 2014.

About Marcus Fairs

Marcus founded Dezeen in 2006 after working as an architecture and design journalist for several years. For a full biography, visit Marcus' author page.

About Rupinder Bhogal

Rupinder is a modern languages and European studies graduate with a background in television documentaries. She has worked for the BBC and independent production companies including October Films and Windfall Films working as production manager on many award-winning programmes.

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