Design S – Swedish Design Awards

Design S is Sweden’s biggest and most comprehensive design award. Design S singles out creative and innovative solutions in every imaginable area of products, services and environments, regardless of the design field.

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 are expanding 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 features a new category – Design for Systemic Transformation – open to applicants throughout the EU.

Who are the previous Design S winners?

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

Have questions?

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

Meet the jury chair of 2023!

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

This year’s jury will be presented in its entirety shortly. It 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 twelve award categories, one of which – Design for Systemic Transformation – is completely new and open for applications from the entire EU.

And the winner is…

See the winners of Design S – Swedish Design Awards 2020 and learn more about their projects here.

Terms and conditions

Want to know more about the terms and conditions of the Design S 2023 competition? Find all the answers you need below!