Our fourth-annual competition honors the best in show.

Dwell is proud to host the fourth annual Dwell on Design Awards. Over the past nine years, Dwell on Design has grown in size and stature to become a leading showcase for the modern design community. To honor the exhibitors whose commitment and vision bring this event to life, the Dwell on Design Awards recognize their work across eleven categories.

“We’re always inspired by the caliber of talent on view at the exhibition,” says Dwell Media President Michela O’Connor Abrams. “We established the Dwell on Design Awards to celebrate the quality and innovation of this work.”


All Dwell on Design exhibitors are automatically qualified to participate. The jury will judge on the show floor Friday, June 20. Winners will announced on the evening of Friday, June 20 prior to the Keynote.

Winners are recognized in the following categories (categories subject to change):

  • Kitchen
  • Bath 
  • Design Materials
  • Sustainability
  • Furniture 
  • Lighting
  • Dwell Outdoor
  • Modern Lifestyle
  • Overall - Best Booth
  • Overall - Best in Show


Our esteemed panel of judges will walk the floor on Friday to find their favorites. Then, as part of the run-up to our keynote speech by American dsigner Stephen Burks, we’ll hand out the hardware at 5:30 p.m. onstage.  Judges will be announced shortly.


2013 Winners

Best in Show | Emeco

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Best Booth | Brizo

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New Product | Playforms by North Forty Design

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Outdoor | Shades of Green

Lighting | David Trubridge

Sustainability | Lacava

Modern Lifestyle | Miele

Furniture | Clei for Resource Furniture

Design Materials | Nourishmat by Earth Starter

Kitchen and Bath | Franz Viegener


2012 Winners

BEST IN SHOW |  Quench Design


BEST NEW PRODUCT | Cabrio Wall Bed by CLEI distributed by Resource Furniture

ACCESSORIES | Vertical Garden by Urbio

BATH | Sundeck by Duravit USA

DESIGN MATERIALS | Acoustic "Liquid" by Annette Douglas(Textile)

ENERGY LSX | Canopy by Lumos Solar

FURNITURE | Muskoka Chair by Hard Goods

KITCHEN | Convection Steam Oven by Sub-Zero/Wolf

LIGHTING | Aspect Pendant by Schmitt Design

MODERN LIFESTYLE | Cricket Trailer


OUTDOOR | G-Pod by Mars Lab


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