Design S – Swedish Design Awards

Design S is Sweden’s biggest and most comprehensive design award. It is organized and presented by the non-profit organization Svensk Form. Design S highlights creative, sustainable and innovative solutions in all areas of products, services and environments.

Since 1983, when it began as Utmärkt Svensk Form, the award has celebrated courage and innovation in Swedish design.

In 2023, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, we expanded our horizons beyond the nation’s capital to present the award in the city of Umeå on May 31. In addition, this year’s award introduced a new category – Design for Systemic Transformation – open to applicants throughout the EU.

Meet the jury!

The Design S 2023 jury is chaired by Lisa Lindström, co-founder of the design and innovation firm Doberman, now part of EY.

The jury features experts in design, art, communication, sustainability, production and business development, all with extensive knowledge of their design discipline.

This year’s award categories

Design S 2023 features 12 award categories, one of which – Design for Systemic Transformation – is completely new and open for applications from the entire EU.

Have questions?

We have collected the most frequently asked questions about the process in our FAQ

Who are the most recent nominees and winners?

Get inspired by nominees and winners from Design S 2020 and learn more about their projects here.

More standouts from previous years

Read about nominees and winners from previous years, such as our 2018 winner of Graphic Design, ”Costume Change at The Opera” by Happy F&B.

Terms and conditions

Want to know more about the terms and conditions of the Design S 2023 competition?