This year’s Design S consists of 14 categories and three special prizes. The same project can be entered for several categories. For each category, up to four projects will be nominated and one will win.
ARCHITECTURE – CONCEPT
Visionary concepts and thoroughly processed ideas that have not yet been realised. Examples: private and public, large and small scale, public spaces, etc.
ARCHITECTURE – REALISED PROJECTS
Completed projects from 2015 to 2018.
Examples: private and public, large and small scale, public spaces, etc.
DIGITAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Examples: apps, mobile services, information and campaign sites, digital services B2B and B2C, web design and web solutions, software interface design, etc.
Examples: printed material, graphic profiles, books, magazines, illustration, packaging design, signage, etc.
Innovative design solutions that contribute to a better life in a better society.
Examples: processes, products or services that positively affect development for individuals, companies and society at large. Projects entered in other categories that have clearly used sustainable processes and materials may also enter for this category.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & PRODUCT DESIGN B2B
Examples: industrial design, prototypes, products and solutions aimed at the public sector, industry, companies, research projects, innovation, etc.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & PRODUCT DESIGN B2C
Examples: consumer goods, retail products, smaller objects, smart gadgets, lifestyle, china and cutlery, packaging design, etc.
Furnished environments (private or public), interiors, wallpaper collections, interior architecture, fair and event interiors, exhibition design, scenography, etc. Composition and the interior as a whole are assessed in this category.
Furniture and interior products, including lamps (with focus on design) aimed at retail, companies and public environments. The individual object is assessed in this category. New productions of products/designs made between 2015 and 2018 are accepted.
Examples: interior textiles, carpets, smart textiles, textile solutions, prints, etc. New productions of designs made between 2015 and 2018 are accepted.
Lighting design, light sources (including lamps, assessed mostly for their light solution).
Examples: public environments, events, stage solutions, interior lighting, etc.
HANDICRAFTS & CRAFTS
Examples: artisanal and small-scale production, unique objects, pieces of art, etc.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Examples: clothing, sport, leisure, jewellery, wearable technology, etc.
Examples: design process for the development of services, design management, etc.
SVENSKA FÖNSTERPRISET – the art of building with light
Architecture with window solutions that build and improve with light. The winner of this category is awarded with a cheque for SEK 50,000. The award is presented in partnership with our main sponsor Svenska Fönster.
Products, systems and/or services that are newly developed, innovative and have been designed with consideration to a sustainable environment, security and economy, and where aluminium has played a significant role. The winner of this category is awarded with a cheque for SEK 10,000. The award is presented in partnership with Svenskt Aluminium.
The Lauritz Konsthantverkspris was established by Lauritz.com and is a further deepening of their long partnership with Design S. All projects entered into the Handicrafts & Crafts category are automatically submitted to compete for this award. Lauritz.com’s own panel of judges will award innovative pieces of handicrafts, primarily within ceramics, glass, silver and jewellery art. The judges look for objects that radiate a strong vision of design, a personal design language and solid quality that can be seen as having the potential of becoming a future classic. Lauritz.com want to find a winner who can survive their own time and appeal to future consumers at auction in 25 or 50 years. The jury consists of Mette Rode Sundström, partner in the Lauritz.com group, as well as valuation experts Ulrika Ruding and Andreas Zätterqvist. The winner is awarded with an S and a cheque for SEK 20,000.