Dezeen Awards China 2023 design shortlist revealed

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Dezeen has announced the 18-strong design shortlist for the inaugural Dezeen Awards China, which includes products by Sunon, Yann Design Studio and Leapx Design.

The shortlisted projects, which are in the running for awards in four different design project categories, represent the most innovative designs recently created in the country.

Among the projects is a bespoke side table which takes cues from volcanic lava, a smart brush with a built-in colour-matching system and a wearable body-sensing air conditioner.

The shortlist also features a collection of steel-framed cork furniture and a series of lamps made from waste circuit boards.

Dezeen Awards China 2023 shortlists revealed this week

The shortlisted projects were selected by our design jury which includes industrial designers Frank Chou and Min Chen, Michael Young of Michael Young Studio, Amsterdam-based Carole Baijings and Design Shanghai event director Zhuo Tan.

This is the first edition of Dezeen Awards China, which is in partnership with Bentley Motors. The architecture and interiors shortlists were published earlier this week and the China designers of the year categories will be unveiled tomorrow.

Above: A portable neck fan is one of the shortlisted projects. Top: Other shortlisted projects include a smart pen with an eyedrop feature

All shortlisted design projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards China website, where you can find an image and more information about the project.

The winner of each design project category will be announced at a party in Shanghai in December With the four winners competing for the title of Chinese design project of the year.

Read on for the full design shortlist:

Lava Side Table by Atelier V&F. Photo courtesy of Atelier V&F

Furniture design

Lava Side Table, by Atelier V&F
Sahara Chair, by Do-why Design
Frame series, by Studioiiid
Combo Bench and Obsidian Chair, by Yann Design Studio

Mono Portable Reading Lamp by Notion Studio. Photo courtesy of Notion Studio

Lighting design

MONO Portable Reading Lamp, by Notion Studio
, by Seeddesign
Inorganic organisms, by Studio Rough
Wahuan, by Uncertain Lab
Yuhui, by Uncertain lab

Colorpik Smart Pen by Colorpik Inc. Photo courtesy of Colorpik Inc.

Product design

Colorpik Smart Pen, by Colorpik Inc
Torras Coolify 2, by inDare Design Strategy Limited
Poincare Mobile Imaging Laser Scanner, by Leapx Design
Blue Sky Lab, by Nio Life

This category is sponsored by Colebrook Bosson Saunders

H2 Chair by Sunon. Photo courtesy of Sunon

Workplace design

Yucan Office Chair, by Horn Design and Engineering
Titan, by Lightspace
H2 Chair, by Sunon
Model Chair, by Sunon

This category is sponsored by Herman Miller

Dezeen Awards China 2023

Dezeen Awards China is the first regional edition of Dezeen Awards, to celebrate the best architecture, interiors and design in China. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent in China.

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