All submissions are evaluated by an expert jury of design luminaries.

The jury committee is comprised of designers, editors and creatives who are devoted to true excellence in design.

The evaluation of entries is based on a range of criteria that are constantly adapted to current standards.
Architect, Interior & Product Designer
Fernanda Marques - Brazil

Fernanda’s career is marked by the same conceptual thread that characterized her formative years: integrated exercise of the various disciplines encompassed in a project: Architecture, Interiors and Product Design.

Architect & Founder of AHA Design Studio
Hitoshi Abe - Japan

Hitoshi is the founder of AHA Design. His studio is guided by a fundamental belief in architecture as a platform for cultural, social and formal innovation. Hitoshi is also professor at the School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA.

Romain Colin
Founder & Creative Director at Fubiz
Romain Colin - France

From the world of the arts and digital design, Romain Colin has been the founder & creative director of the website Fubiz Media for 10 years. Based in Paris since 2005, curating creative content and playlists for a large worldwide community of enthusiasts creators and artists.

Interior designer, lecturer & consultant
Simon Hamilton - UK

Simon is highly active in the London design community, working closely with United In Design, Design Dialogue and the BIID, to help designers collaborate, communicate and address the lack of diversity in the design industry .

Founders & Designers at Hou de Sousa
Nancy Hou & Josh de Sousa - USA

Hou de Sousa is a New York based studio that promotes innovative, culturally progressive and environmentally responsible design solutions. They designed and built art installations, public sculptures, restaurants and private residences both domestically and abroad.

Writer, curator, educator and co-founder of MacGuffin Magazine
Kirsten Algera - Netherlands

Kirsten Algera is an Amsterdam based writer, curator, educator and co-founder of MacGuffin Magazine, a design research biannual exploring the life of things.

Founding Principal of NADAAA
Nader Tehrani - USA

For his contributions to architecture as an art, Nader Tehrani is the recipient of the 2020 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which he was also elected as a Member in 2021, the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in The United States.

Founders & Designers at Studio Briand Berthereau
Joran Briand & Arnaud Berthereau - France

Joran and Arnaud created their studio in 2011 and operates in the fields of design and interior. Its philosophy is very simple: make the most possible out of the least possible.

China Editor at Wallpaper* magazine
Yoko Choy - Hong Kong

Yoko is a multilingual writer and editor, who specialises in lifestyle and design publications. She is currently the China editor of Wallpaper* magazine.

Founder of Room for Magic & Deem Journal
Nu Goteh - USA

Nu is a multi-disciplinary creative, designer, and entrepreneur who works at the intersection of culture, social impact, and design. He is the co-founder of the strategy and design studio, Room for Magic, and co-founder and creative director of its partner publication, Deem Journal.

Design journalist & Editor of DAMN° magazine
Gabrielle Kennedy - Netherlands

Gabrielle has written about design for The Australian, The Japan Times, Singapore Straits Times, The Economist, POL Oxygen, Dezeen, Wallpaper, and Icon Magazine among others. Now she is the Editor of DAMN° magazine.

Founders of Studio Safar & Journal Safar
Maya Moumne & Hatem Imam - Lebanon

Maya and Hatem are behind Studio Safar, a Beirut-based design agency and publisher (est 2012). Most of their work services the extended cultural sector, and is engaged in social and political discourse.

CCO and Editorial Director of ELLE Decoration China
Leon Sun - China

Leon is the editorial Director of ELLE Decoration China. He is committed to bring latest information and trends of international design to China and promote the development of local furniture and interior design.

Artists & Co-founders of Playtronica studio
Sasha Pas & Aglaya Demidenko - Russia

Alexander and Aglaya are artists and co-founders of Playtronica studio. They works with interdisciplinary practices exploring new types of interaction between man and technology with the help of sound as a medium.

Designer, Creative Director, Founder of DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY INC.
Daisuke Kitagawa - Japan

After working for a Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, Daisuke established DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY INC. in 2015. He has been involved in a variety of fields, both domestic and international, from furniture and daily necessities to traditional crafts, home appliances, robotics, advanced technology R&D, new material development, business development, and city branding .

Editor-in-Chief and founder of The London List
Benjamin Weaver - UK

Benjamin Weaver is Editor-in-Chief and founder of The London List, a digital publication exploring art, architecture and interiors, from carefully researched and thought-provoking articles to interviews with artists, makers and industry insiders.

Designer/partner at Work & Co and founder of the UX Collective
Fabricio Teixeira - US

Fabricio Teixeira is a designer based in Brooklyn, NY. 17+ years working in digital design, shipping products for brands like Google, Samsung, Mailchimp, Equinox, Vista, and several Silicon Valley startups. He is a big believer in user-centered design and knowledge sharing

Curator, Writer & Instagramer
Louisa Falkenberg - Sweden

With a background working in fashion, interior design and high-end real estate, Louisa Falkenberg has experience building homes, curating spaces and beautifying your way of living. Besides her popular Instagram account ”whylessisnotmore”, she is also a regular contributor to ELLE Sweden.

Partner & Landscape designer at Devillers & Associés
Sébastien Roussel - France

Sébastien Roussel is landscape designer d.p.l.g. at Devillers & Associés (D&A). He has designed numerous projects, mixing the living fabric with the urban fabric, combining natural and cultural heritage. He is also educator at Atelier 7 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage.

Design leader, educator and ethicist
Lara Mendonça - Brazil

Lara is a design leader, educator and ethicist, currently based in London. In the last 11 years, she has designed across many disciplines, including interaction, brand identity, motion, editorial, advertising and illustration. These days, she’s a Senior Manager of Product Design at Twitter

Chief editor of Attitude magazine
Inês Graça - Portugal

Inês is passionate about books and independent magazines. Since 2017, she has been part of the Attitude team and now she has the position of chief editor in September 2020.

Founder, Editor-in-Chief STIR
Amit Gupta - India

Amit is a designer, thinker and conceptualizer for things creative, provocative and challenging. He traversed into promoting design and architecture by establishing the first Indian design management company – vis a vis, in 1997.

Interior Designer & Founder of Maison Malapert
Michael Malapert - France

Michael is an interior architect of our times. Before founding his Design Studio, he joined the team of Philippe Starck and manaege large-scale projects in Shanghai, Bangkok, London and Marrakech.