Dezeen Awards winners revealed in London ceremony last night

We have now announced the winners of the inaugural Dezeen Awards! Read on to find out who took home the top prizes.

Four hundred people attended the Dezeen Awards ceremony, which took place in London last night, hosted by Sir Lenry Henry.

We gave out awards in 33 categories, across architecture, interiors and design. All the winners were presented with unique trophies designed by Dutch studio Atelier NL.

Here’s a recap of the winners:


Dezeen Awards winners: The Storefront Theater by Matthew Mazzotta

The Storefront Theater by Matthew Mazzotta wins Architecture Project of the Year

A project that transformed a disused storefront in Lyons, a small town in Nebraska, into retractable theatre seating was the overall winner of the architecture category.

See all eight architecture category winners ›


Dezeen Awards interiors winners:

Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann named Interior Project of the Year

An interpretation centre for the world-famous painted caves in France, featuring a full-size, three-dimensional replica of the caves, scooped the top prize in the interior design category.

See all eight interiors category winners ›


Dezeen Awards design winners: Windvogel by Studio Roosegaarde

Windvogel by Studio Roosegaarde wins Design Project of the Year

Daan Roosegaarde’s studio won the overall prize in the design category, for a project that created light-emitting, energy-generating kites.

See all eight design category winners ›


Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year

Dutch design duo Atelier NL was named Designer of the Year while fellow Dutch studio Envisions won Emerging Designer of the Year

Find out more about the designers of the year ›


i29 and Spacon & X named interior designers of the year at Dezeen Awards

i29 and Spacon & X named interior designers of the year

Dutch interior architecture studio i29 won Interior Designer of the Year while Danish office Spacon & X was named Emerging Interior Designer of the Year.

Find out more about the interior designers of the year ›


Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios at Dezeen Awards

Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios

Swiss studio Christ & Gantenbein was named Architect of the Year while US office Bureau Spectacular won Emerging Architect of the Year

Find out more about the architects of the year ›

Main photograph is by Mark Cocksedge.

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Atelier NL named Designer of the Year at Dezeen Awards

Dutch design duo Atelier NL has been named Designer of the Year while fellow Dutch studio Envisions has won Emerging Designer of the Year at Dezeen Awards.


Atelier NL founders Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck won the Designer of the Year prize, which is given for “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an designer or design studio that has been in business for more than 10 years”.

The Eindhoven-based pair have built up a body of work exploring the potential of locally sourced raw materials, including sand, soil and clay.

Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
The studio has recently been collecting samples of wild sand from around the world

Their Clay Service project has produced a range of ceramics that showcase clay varieties from different locations around the Netherlands.

Meanwhile their recent project ZandGlass – for which they won the Homeware Design of the Year prize – saw them draw from their research into wild sand around the world to create a range of regionally specific glassware.

Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
Atelier NL use this material to create their regionally specific ZandGlass glassware

The jury praised the designers for the “consistent sensitivity throughout their work” and they way they concentrate on “local materials and responsible production practices whilst also maintaining a very high level of aesthetics throughout all their projects.”

“They tackle ideas such as sense of place and geographic specificity successfully, making the conversation about sustainable practices a richer one,” said the judges.

“Using impressively rigorous and interesting design thinking, they create beautiful objects with good craftsmanship.”

The prize sees the pair presented with a Dezeen Awards trophy that they designed themselves. Made from London clay, they were produced by hand from craftspeople at brick manufacturer Wienerberger.

Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
Eindhoven-based Envisions has developed a range of experimental projects, with the goal of creating new design materials

Envisions was named Emerging Designer of the Year, a title awarded for the best “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an designer or design studio that has been in business for 10 years or less”.

Also based in Eindhoven, Envisions is a collective of 20 multidisciplinary designers, led by Swedish designer Sanne Schuurman.

Since launching in Milan in 2016, the studio has developed a range of experimental projects, with the goal of creating new design materials. These include the timber-focused Wood in Progress projects, along with the broader Products in Process collections.

Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
Recent investigations include the timber-focused Wood in Progress and Wood in Process projects

The studio says its aim is to “overthrow the usual boundaries between finished product and the creative process by showcasing everything but the end product”.

Judges commented: “The quality of this studio’s work is consistently high, using a playful mix of techniques and fun aesthetic qualities.”

The design studio award winners were announced alongside studio winners for architecture and interiors at the Dezeen Awards ceremony in London on 27 November 2018.

Winners received a hand-made trophy designed by Atelier NL.

See all winners at www.dezeen.com/awards/winners.

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i29 named Interior Designer of the Year at Dezeen Awards

Dutch interior architecture studio i29 has won Interior Designer of the Year while Danish office Spacon & X has been named Emerging Interior Designer of the Year at Dezeen Awards.


Both prizes were awarded at the Dezeen Awards ceremony in London last night.

i29 and Spacon & X named interior designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
i29 created an artist’s studio on the roof of Amsterdam department store De Bijenkorf

The Interior Designer of the Year prize is awarded for “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an interior designer or studio that has been in business for more than 10 years”, while the Emerging Interior Designer of the Year award is given for “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an interior designer or studio that has been in business for 10 years or less”.

Awarding the Interior Design of the Year prize to i29, the interior design master jury said: “i29 comes across as an approachable, accessible and relatable studio.”

Princessehof Ceramics Museum by i29
Recent projects include a renovation of the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics Leeuwarden

Projects by the Amsterdam studio include an artist’s studio on the roof of Amsterdam department store De Bijenkorf and a minimal kitchen for a classical apartment in Paris.

i29 was also shortlisted in the Civic and Cultural Project of the Year category, with its renovation of 18th-century buildings at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.

i29 and Spacon & X named interior designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
Spacon & X was lauded for projects including an Ace & Tate eyewear showroom in Copenhagen

Spacon & X won the Emerging Interior Designer of the Year award, with judges saying: “This studio addresses contemporary subjects in the design industry and beyond. Their designs are fun but not childish, and show a delightful use of colour.”

The studio’s name is an abbreviation of “spatial conversion and cross-functionalism”. Based in Copenhagen, the multidisciplinary design studio is directed by architect Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen, scenographic designer and advertising producer Svend Jacob Pedersen, and architect and fashion designer Malene Hvidt.

i29 and Spacon & X named interior designers of the year at Dezeen Awards
Spacon & X also collaborated with Space10 on a pop-up hydroponic farm during London Design Festival 2017

Recent projects include the Ace & Tate eyewear showroom in Copenhagen and a collaboration with Space10 on a pop-up hydroponic farm during London Design Festival 2017.

The interior design studio award winners were announced alongside studio winners for architecture and design at the Dezeen Awards ceremony on 27 November 2018.

Winners received a hand-made trophy designed by Atelier NL.

See all winners at www.dezeen.com/awards/winners.

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Christ & Gantenbein named Architect of the Year at Dezeen Awards

Swiss studio Christ & Gantenbein has been named Architect of the Year while US office Bureau Spectacular has won Emerging Architect of the Year at Dezeen Awards.


Christ & Gantenbein won the Architect of the Year award, which is given for “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an architect or architecture practice that has been in business for more than 10 years”.

Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios at Dezeen Awards
Christ & Gantenbein’s portfolio also includes the National Museum Zurich

Recent projects by the Basel-based office include a pavilion celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany, an extension to Kunstmuseum Basel and the National Museum Zurich.

Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios at Dezeen Awards
Among Christ & Gantenbein’s recent projects is a pavilion for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany

“This studio has built a substantial body of work and has a clearly mature portfolio,” said members of the architecture master jury, which awarded the prize.

“It shows impressive craftsmanship and has mastered technology in construction. It is particularly good at using historical references to design something that still manages to feel contemporary.”

Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios at Dezeen Awards
Bureau Spectacular’s portfolio includes a conceptual treehouse based on the writing of philosopher Marc-Antoine Laugier

Bureau Spectacular was named Emerging Architect of the Year, a title awarded for the best “all-round design excellence over a body of work by an architect or architecture practice that has been in business for 10 years or less”.

The studio was established in 2008. Located in Los Angeles, it is led by Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant.

Bureau Spectacular’s built projects include the Frankie Los Angeles store completed in 2016, while conceptual projects include an indoor treehouse based on the writing of philosopher Marc-Antoine Laugier.

Christ & Gantenbein and Bureau Spectacular named best architecture studios at Dezeen Awards
Bureau Spectacular “shows the importance of pushing boundaries in architecture”, according to the judges

“This studio shows the importance of pushing boundaries in architecture by developing a new approach through conceptual combinatorics of found objects and shapes,” said the judges.

“It has established an interdisciplinary discourse by working in different fields and engaging in things from academic theory and publications to music festivals,” they added.

The architecture studio award winners were announced alongside studio winners for interiors and design at the Dezeen Awards ceremony in London on 27 November 2018.

Winners received a hand-made trophy designed by Atelier NL.

See all winners at www.dezeen.com/awards/winners.

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Moshe Safdie’s private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

The duplex apartment that architect Moshe Safdie designed for himself in his brutalist Habitat 67 complex in Montreal has opened to the public, after a major restoration completed by his firm.


Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Safdie Architects spent two years refurbishing the property in the 1960s concrete housing development – a famed example of brutalist architecture – to coincide with the building’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Known as Moshe Safdie’s Unit, the updated two-storey property is located on the 10th floor and occupies several of the 354 stacked prefabricated concrete “boxes” that make up the building.

Among the 158 homes in the complex, the residence was intended as a home for the Israeli-Canadian architect but has been empty for years, which led to damage and disrepair.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

The firm’s renovation aimed to resolve these issues, in keeping with the original aesthetic at the time of completion, so that it can be used for scholarly research or public tours.

Additional upgrades bring the apartment in line with contemporary standards of sustainability and energy conservation, and protect it against weathering, although these features are intended to remain hidden.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Repairs were the made to the water-damaged concrete exterior of the residence’s blocky form. Walls were stripped back to allow for new layers of insulation and waterproofing, which will allow the structure to better withstand Canada’s cold and harsh winters.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Inside, restored wooden flooring runs throughout, with slender openings between boards to reduce the chance of the warping. Other woodwork in the property includes the doors and a rail that wraps around the staircase – all complemented by the bright white-painted walls.

Safdie Architects has fitted energy-efficient windows inside to match the existing large openings, which the firm’s founder designed to offer views of the river and Montreal.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

The kitchen cabinets and white bathroom mouldings are also returned to their original condition. In the kitchen, new appliances are hidden within the cabinetry.

Safdie’s unit is punctuated by three terraces, including a pair that branch off from the main living area on the lower floor, and a third that slots between the bedroom volumes on the level above. Each is accessed by sliding glass doors that retract into the walls, and is covered in slatted wooden decking.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Last year marked 50 years since Habitat 67 was presented by Safdie at the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. The project, which kickstarted the architect’s career, is now considered a key example of brutalist architecture – the controversial 20th-century style that has since come back into favour.

Moshe Safdie's private Habitat 67 home is restored and open to the public

Safdie Architects is also working on an ongoing comprehensive restoration of the Habitat 67 exterior for its anniversary, while photographer James Brittain celebrated the occasion with images that offer a glimpse of day-to-day life inside the building.

A number of the inhabited residences have also recently undergone renovations. These include Canadian design studio EMarchitecture’s redesign of a two-storey home, and a transformation led by Rainville Sangaré that includes showers with colour-changing screens.

Photography is by Marc Cramer and Thomas Miau.

Project credits:

Project team: Sean Scensor, Matt Longo, Reihaneh Ramezany,
Collaborators: Ghislain Bélanger, local architect
Contractor: Fairmont Construction

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Inspiration for the girls this Christmas – LOVE FROM FRIDAY’S BLOG

Lots of lovely gift ideas for the girls in your life. All available at Love from Friday.

Girls gift inspiration

Gift ideas for the girls:

Dear Little Mailbox – $55
Cushion covers – from $29
Woodland animal prints – $29
Washi tape – from $5
Sweet fox poster – $45
DIY word banners – $27
Double ply paper bags – $15
Fabric buckets – $27
Melamine plates – $18

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Lets talk side tables – LOVE FROM FRIDAY’S BLOG

Sometimes it pays to think outside the square when it comes to decorating a room and side tables are no exception. There are lots of traditional examples but here go a few ideas that can add a bit more interest to a bedroom:

Stools make an excellent side table. A lamp sits nicely on the top with a small pile of books underneath. Unfortunately they don’t add a lot of storage in a room but at the same time they don’t take up too much space either.

This house doctor stool from Superette store is very cool with a mix of metal and wood:

House dr stool from superette

Or if you are after a less expensive option then the Mocka Hudson stool is a fabulous choice.

Especially with a painted top:

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Image thanks to Nalle’s House (you can find step by step instructions for this project on her blog)

or dipped legs:

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Image thanks to Mocka and styling thanks to Tate Design.

These side kick tables are beautiful. Designed and made in NZ by Timothy John, owner of Paper Plane they are constructed from a powder coated steel base and solid american ash hardwood top.

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Or this is a DIY option to consider. These drum tables are on sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond at the moment. I would recommend spray painting the tops of these.

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The Juno stool from Freedom Furniture is another affordable option and comes in lots of fun, bright colours:

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And finally if you are concerned about where to put all the kids’ books then these spice racks from Ikea are a great idea for the wall. They come in plain wood and can be painted any colour you like. Available in NZ from Akia:

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Maps make great art work for a child’s bedroom – LOVE FROM FRIDAY’S BLOG

When I am trawling Pinterest (which is often!!) for ideas and inspiration there are a few things that are always guaranteed to catch my eye and one of those things is maps. I just love the use of a map on the wall of a child’s bedroom. I believe that it is an inspiring piece of art work that is timeless: interesting for younger children to look at and a great resource for older children to learn from.

Here go a few of my favourite images:

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For the black and white lovers amongst you all. A simple outline of the world map. Minimal detail on this one so not as educational but an effective way to display the world and the proximity of counties to one another.

Image via: snapwidget.com

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I love the old fashioned look of maps that are mounted on the wall with wood top and bottom. Great way to learn the geography of a specific country like this map.
Image via: http://www.milkmagazine.net/melbourne-maison-de-poupee/

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Love the subtle and muted colours of this map which works beautifully in this predominantly white room. Fantastic size which fills almost the whole wall.

Image via: http://www.fawnandforest.com/blog/etc/tiny-tours-ludwigs-room.html

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Such a great combination of this map with the old fashioned school desks in front.
Image via: http://mommo-design.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/kids-desks.html

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Amazing colours in this map and I love how it fills the whole room by continuing on to another wall. Such a statement piece.
Image via: inspire.bohemia.com

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Everything about this room is very chic and subtle including the map on the wall behind the beds.
Image via: http://www.lovelylife.se/seventeendoors/

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Beautiful colours here too. Adds colour, brightness and fun to this kids space.
Image via: http://www.showandtellonline.com.au/home-love/monty-from-show-and-tell-shares-the-things-she-loves-most-in-her-home

And of course I can’t talk about maps without taking the opportunity to rave about NZ illustrator Beck Wheeler and her fantastic illustrated world maps. These are so much fun for kids to explore with amazing pictures that open up a world (did you see what I did there 😉 )of colour and fun as children learn the geography of our world. A2 in size and laminated to prevent eager little hands from destroying  them.
We love these maps so much that we stock them: www.lovefromfriday.co.nz

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Creating some fun in a child’s room. – LOVE FROM FRIDAY’S BLOG

A child’s bedroom should be their special sanctuary. Their space. It should reflect their personality and be a space that they love to spend time in and that they love to share with others. It’s not always possible to do what is shown in these images below but I bet it would bring a huge grin to a small person’s face if they found some of the fun, captured in the images below, in their own room.

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Wallpaper – LOVE FROM FRIDAY’S BLOG

Wallpaper has made quite a come back in recent years. It is a fabulous way to add some pattern, colour and interest to a room. There are so many amazing options available. Sometimes the pattern or colour can be too much for a whole room so just one wall may be a better option or even just a strip of wallpaper behind the bed head or desk for example. Here go some of my favourites:

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Pretty, whimsical floral wallpaper. Beautiful mint background to the flowers.
Wallpaper from Pip Studio. They have a fantastic selection.

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Perfect for a boy or a girl. From a distance the white flecks looks like dashes but on closer inspection they are elephants. Love the charcoal grey with the white.
Image found via: stageandcoffee

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I love these half circles. They always catch my eye. I love how they are not uniform but of varying heights and widths. Great wallpaper choice for either a boy or a girl.
Image from Project Nursery.

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Beautiful blue used in this wallpaper and I love how the fish all fit together at different angles and directions.
Image from: Camille Styles

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This is a great example of how just one strip of wallpaper may be all that you need to add interest and pattern to a room without overwhelming it. Wallpaper from Studio Ditte.
Image via: Saartjeprum

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This wallpaper is the Birch Tree Wallpaper from Cole&Son. Its a great option for a tween or teen. It would also work well in a younger child’s room and grow with them.
Image via: Apartment Therapy

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This is the gran wallpaper from Fine Little Day. Black and white simplicity.
Image found via: Petit and Small

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