Scandinavian Design Awards nominees 2023

We are happy to introduce the nominees for the newly established Scandinavian Design Awards, selected by jury members from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The award aims to recognize and pay tribute to both established players and newcomers within architecture, interiors and design in Scandinavia. The winners will be announced on February 6 in Blå Hallen in Stockholm City Hall and all the nominees will be showcased in an exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair. Tickets for the awards gala dinner will be for sale from end of December, opening up for more people attending the ceremony. The Scandinavian Design Awards is a partnership between the publishing company It Is Media and Stockholm Furniture Fair.

The jury for the Scandinavian Design Awards 2023 has nominated the following:

Architecture of the Year
Land on Water by Mast (Denmark)
The Plus by BIG for Vestre (Norway)
The Swan by Lendager (Denmark)

Furniture of the Year
4PM by Chris Martin for Massproductions (Sweden)
Detalji Bench by Jenni Roininen and Ritva Puotila for Nikari (Finland)
Lapee (Denmark)

Interior detail of the Year
Forite Tiles, a collaboration between Snøhetta, Studio Plastique and Fornace Brioni (Norway)
Portal glass sculpture by Sara Lundkvist for The Ode To (Sweden)
Soft Serve Lamp by Jacqueline Kessidis and Lucas Lind for Crème Atelier (Sweden)

Designer of the Year
Folkform /Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Holmquist (Sweden)
Jenni Roininen (Finland)
Kustaa Saksi (Finland)

Garden design of the Year
Brendeland & Kristoffersen Arkitekter for Hage in Brunnshög (Trondheim, Norway)
Mariann Gundersen (Justøy, Norway)
Masuplanning for HC Andersen House of Fairytales (Odense, Denmark)

Sustainability Award of the Year
Fiskarhedenvillan for their project Villazero in collaboration with Mondo Arkitekter and Structor Dalarna (Sweden)
Realdania By & Byg for their work with careful renovation of historic buildings with a special focus on life cycle perspective (Denmark)
Vestre for The Plus (Norway)

Rising Star of the Year
Antrei Hartikainen (Finland)
Gustav Winsth (Sweden)
Lise Vester (Denmark)

Producer of the Year
Kvadrat (Denmark)
Massproductions (Sweden)
Svenskt Tenn (Sweden)

The winners of this year’s Scandinavian Design Awards will be announced on 6 February 2023 in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall. Tickets will go on sale at the end of December, enabling anyone with an interest in design to attend the evening. The winners will also be the stars of a curated exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023.

Scandinavian Design Awards
The awards are a partnership between the publishing company It Is Media and Stockholm Furniture Fair. It Is Media has previously been responsible for the Swedish Design Awards by Rum, which have been presented to Swedish designers and architects for ten years. Stockholm Furniture Fair has awarded the Editors’ Choice Awards. A new partnership has now been created to add greater weight and substance to both the awards themselves and the winners. The aim is to institute a major new set of accolades, based on a strong platform with an international outlook. Together, the awards will reinforce and spur on the design industry, supporting individual creatives and businesses alike.


Stockholm Furniture Fair will be held February 7–11, 2023 at Stockholmsmässan.


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