The Scandinavian Design Awards 2024 unveiled the winners across seven categories: Architecture of the Year, Furniture of the Year, Designer of the Year, Interior Designer of the Year, Interior Design Product of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and Sustainability Achievement of the Year. The awards, a collaboration between It Is Media and Stockholm Furniture Fair, celebrate outstanding contributions in architecture, interior design, and overall design in Scandinavia.
The distinguished jury, comprised of experts from the architecture and design industries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, meticulously selected the winners. The awards recognize both established figures and emerging talents, emphasizing innovation and excellence in the Scandinavian design landscape.
Here are the recipients of the Scandinavian Design Awards 2024:
Architecture of the Year Award 2024
Press House by Atelier Oslo and KIMA Arkitektur, Oslo, Norway
The jury applauded the project for its refined, contemporary interpretation of societal challenges. They commended its ability to address the eternal questions of caring for each other, blending beauty and functionality, and managing history while propelling society forward.
Press House | Photography: Niklas Hart
Interior Designer of the Year Award 2024
Halleroed, a Swedish design agency founded in 1998, was celebrated for crafting not just functional spaces but destinations in themselves. Renowned for their boldness and innovation in interior design and architecture, Halleroed's unique approach challenges norms and creates extraordinary destinations that go beyond mere functionality.
Sustainability Award of the Year 2024
Home.Earth for Doughnut for Urban Development, Copenhagen, Denmark
Home.Earth was acknowledged as a true leader in real estate and urban development, pioneering a visionary framework rooted in inclusivity, social sustainability, and economic viability. The Sustainability Achievement of the Year was awarded for their commitment to industry innovation and sustainability.
Home.Earth and EFFEKT are co-editors of the publication Doughnut for Urban Development, which was developed through a collaborative effort between BUILD – Department of the Built Environment, DTU – Technical University of Denmark, Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), Rådet for Bæredygtigt Byggeri, EFFEKT, Home.Earth, SLA, Sweco Architects Denmark, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Tegnestuen Vandkunsten.
Furniture of the Year Award 2024
Bench Ypsilon by Daniel Rybakken for Vestre, Norway
The jury praised the design's seemingly simple yet advanced nature, emphasizing its timelessness. Bench Ypsilon, a part of Vestre's innovative design family, stood out for its clever, discreet, and brutalist handsome features, making it an exemplary addition to outdoor spaces.
Designer of the Year Award 2024
Cecilie Manz, Denmark
Cecilie Manz, recognized as a multifaceted designer with a keen sense for materials, details, form, and function, was lauded for creating modern classics. Her designs, appearing effortlessly simple, conceal intricate engineering and meticulous craftsmanship, showcasing her deep understanding of design and production processes.
Interior Design Product of the Year 2024
Wine rack Silo by Chris Martin for Massproductions, Sweden
The jury commended the Silo Wine Rack as an elegant example of challenging design. Martin, co-founder of Massproductions, highlighted the interplay between object and context in the design, offering a unique and visually appealing solution for wine storage.
Rising Star of the Year Award 2024
Didi NG Wing Yin, Finland
Didi NG Wing Yin was recognized for the transformation of classic design into a contemporary expression, with a focus on woodworking. Her creations, both sculptural and functional, showcase a passion for woodworking, emphasizing the essence of wood and naturalness.
A jury of top names within the architecture and design industries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland has selected the winners. Every member of the carefully chosen Scandinavian Design Awards 2024 jury has extensive experience within their own profession. The jury is chaired by architectural historian and writer Martin Rörby.
The Scandinavian Design Awards 2024 jury:
Amina Djemili, Editor-in-Chief of Magazine Rum Hemma
Antrei Hartikainen, Designer Vaarni
Anya Sebton, Designer and Interior Architect
Cassandra Bradfield, Designer and Interior Architect
Cecilie Molvær Jørgensen, Senior Advisor, Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
Eero Koivisto, Architect, Designer and Founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, Designer och Curator
Ivana Kildsgaard, Architect and Director of Sustainability and Quality at Tengbom
Jannicke Kråkvik, Stylist and Founder Kråkvik/D'Orazio
Josefin Udén, Editor-in-Chief of magazine Nya Rum
Julius Iversen, Creative Manager och Founder Tableau
Kari Korkman, Founder av Helsinki Design Week och Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale
Kieran Long, Director at ArkDes
Lisa Marie Mannfolk Eklund, Editorial Manager of magazine Tidskriften Rum
Marcia Harvey Isaksson, Interior Architect
Martha Lewis, Material Manager, Henning Larsen
Niina Sihto, Senior Designer och Foundere Fyra Ltd
Per-Olav Sølvberg, Interior Stylist
Pekka Pakkanen, Architecure and Founder Planetary Architecture
Tina Vernon, Editor of Magazine Nya Rum
Viktoria Millentrup, Architect at BIG