DesignWanted Award: the shortlist is announced!
The DesignWanted Award Call for Entries ended on January 31, 2023. We are now happy to announce the projects that have been selected for the official shortlist
We’re thrilled to announce the conclusion of the first phase of the inaugural edition of the DesignWanted Award. Over 1,500 applications from over 40 countries poured in for both the Product and Concept categories, all in response to the theme of ‘Smart Home’.
Only 30 projects in the Product category and 10 in the Concept category made the cut for the official shortlist we’re revealing today.
We’re grateful to our partners who have supported us from the start, including PepsiCo, DesignTech, Shin Software, Boston Design Week 2023, Designmonat Graz, Design Week Mexico, Hong Kong Design Center, HAUS, New Designers and OBJECT Rotterdam, for helping us reach over 3 million people globally with our digital communication campaign, so far.
Take a look at the shortlisted projects
Among the entrants, there are independent designers, design studios, startups, and companies, each with their own vision for a smarter home.
Product design category (30 shortlisted projects):
- (C)heir by Nagy Tamas Mate
- A chair by Studio Jacobo Cuesta Wolf
- Alchemy Moon Charger by MATERIK
- Backup by Dezin
- Bryce by NextHeat
- Bügal by Middel & Ridder
- Calenda by Laure Gremion studio
- Cutout by Millim Studio
- Đậm Đà by Ann T. Dinh
- Elevation lamp by Alexander Schul Design
- Flis Tabel modules by Finkeldei design
- Hoek Home by Conor Coghlan
- H-beam shaelf by Fengfan Yang
- Hi Mer! by Yusca Studio & Tzulaï
- Kara by Thomas Mair
- Kopā dining table by Clara Brandt
- Lari by Theodore Simon
- Litre Smart Water System by Geology Studio
- Multo by Prêt à Pousser
- Noospheere by SC Catrinel Studio
- Omnee.m by Synthesis
- Pietro by Pietro Grinders
- Rollerjet by Jisan Chung
- RUG’N ROLL by BUDDE
- Salus by Lucie Herter
- Spiral by Bored Eye
- Tai Side Table by SUNRIU Design
- Tara by Simon Schmitz Studio
- Tiny Eco by Lavazza
- Vespertine by studio sugar
Check out all the shortlisted projects in the Product category here.
Concept design category (10 shortlisted projects):
- Cisco Home Hub by Emile Chuffart, Heinrich Zaunschirm
- Dipolo by Compex
- Dodola by Pjorkkala
- Grow lamp by Moss Forms
- HMMR by Mario Alessiani
- MonkeyBots by MonkeyBots.io
- NakedPak by Naama Nicotra
- Ori lamp by Samriti Gosain, Neeraj R Jawale
- Pen case lamp by Zil Shah
- Purific by Arcelik Global
Check out all the shortlisted projects in the Concept category here.
The theme: Smart Home
What will the home of tomorrow look like? Not in a distant future, but an accessible and immediate one, filled with products and solutions that are effective, intuitive, useful, charming, and sustainable.
In curating the selection, various factors were considered, including aesthetics, production processes, product benefits, energy and resource consumption, environmental and social impact, and associated elements. The goal was to create a selection of projects that could seamlessly integrate into everyone’s daily life from day one.
A smart home doesn’t have to be hyper-technological. A home is smart when it improves the lives of those who live in it and reduces the impact of purchasing choices on external supply chains.
Starting today, the DesignWanted Award jury session will take place, where our international panel of judges will vote on the shortlisted projects, evaluating them based on the following criteria:
- Market Potential
- Environmental Responsibility
- Social Responsibility
As a result of this session, which will take approximately 10 days, the top 10 winners in the Product Design category and the top 3 in the Concept Design category will be announced. The winners will be displayed in Milan during the upcoming Design Week (17-23 April) at the DesignWanted exhibit space.
Check out the list of shortlisted projects here!