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.

Design Awards Conference Paris
Founders of TOILET PAPER magazine
Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari - Italie

TOILETPAPER is an artist’s magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. They co-produce design products, work with Kenzo for their advertising campaign, collaborate with Daft Punk, and much more.

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.

Architect, Designer & Ceramist
Serhii Makhno - Ukraine

Serhii is fascinated by the Ukrainian ceramics, contemporary art, Japan and wabi-sabi philosophy. He is the founder of Sergey Makhno Architects, a Kyiv-based studio of Ukrainian contemporary design, architecture, and ceramics.

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.

Lead Architect at cmDesign Atelier & Founder of Ilé-Ilà
Tosin Oshinowo - Nigeria

Tosin is the lead Architect at cmDesign Atelier based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder of created Ilé-Ilà, a Lifestyle Furniture line designed and handmade in Lagos. She has her own column on Omneka Online titled the Afromodernist: Identity, Architecture & Sexuality.

Writer, editor, and the head of publishing at A24
Perrin Drumm - USA

Perrin is a writer, editor, and the head of publishing at A24. She was the founder and director of AIGA’s Eye on Design, an award-winning independent magazine and website that covers the world’s most exciting graphic designers, and the issues they care about.

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.

YOKO CHOY
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.

Architect & Founder of Reddymade
Suchi Reddy - USA

Suchi founded Reddymade Architecture and Design 2002. Based in New York, the firm’s practice spans the fields of architecture, design, installation art, and sculpture.

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.

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.

Founder & Landscape designer at FADA studio
Fabien David - France

Fabien David is a landscape designer and has founded F A D A studio in 2009.
He is also a photographer, he published a book “Bâtard” in 2015 and collaborates on various projects being scenographer, draftsman and even director.

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.

CEO and Founder of Concept Hotel Group
Diego Calvo - Spain

Diego has a particular and creative vision of the hotel industry with Concept Hotel Group. He is involved in every part of the interior design process of his hotels, and they are places that capture all of his passions: art, fashion, design, music and cinema.

Founders & Designers at Atelier Caracas
Julio Kowalenko & Rodrigo Armas - Venezuela

Atelier Caracas is a productive studio based in Caracas, Venezuela. Operating as a platform for formal, aesthetic and cultural investigation spanning architecture, furniture and fashion, Atelier Caracas draws strong influences from pop culture and everyday, as-found objects to create alluring spaces and objects at once humorous, thought-provoking and symbolically charged.

Artist & Founder of Playtronica studio
Sasha Pas - Russia

Alexander (Sasha) Pas is an artist and founder of Playtronica studio. Pas works with interdisciplinary practices exploring new types of interaction between man and technology with the help of sound as a medium.

Founder of Peter Pichler Architecture
Peter Pichler - Italy

Peter believes that architecture must have a strong bond with the culture and history of a specific place. He is interested in the analysis and research of vernacular architecture, materials, and elements that combined with technology can express a contemporary interpretation of the past.

CEO & Chief editor of LIFENESS
Céline Cho - China

Céline is the CEO and chief-editor of LIFENESS, which is a well-known luxury lifestyle & Design media based in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris & New York. LIFENESS achieved high recognition and became the bridge between east and west.

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.

Founder Zhou Wen Jun Design, 524 Studio & Ngised.Design
Wen Jun Zhou - China

Wen Jun is a Cube Awarded Member of New York the Art Directors Club (ADC). His work mainly focuses on architecture, visual communication, spatial, product design, art and photography. His clients includes Mercedes-Benz , Beijing Metro, Canada Vancouver Art Museum, Tokyo TDC, National Art Museum of China.

3D Artist & Graphic Designer
Tamas Arpadi - Hungary

Tamas is a Hungarian designer working from his hometown Budapest. His main interest of design is graphics then progressively shifted to the area of 3D graphics. He is focusing on combining basic shapes to create a sense of harmony or tension in his compositions.

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.

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.