Dezeen Awards 2020 design shortlist revealed

The shortlist for Dezeen Awards 2020 design categories has been unveiled, with 62 projects selected across 12 categories.

All shortlisted design projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website where you can find an image and more information about each project.

All shortlists announced this week

The architecture shortlist was announced on Monday, the interiors shortlist was revealed yesterday, while the studio shortlist will be published tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled!

Vote for your favourite project from next week

Dezeen Awards is introducing a public vote for the very first time. From next week onwards, you can vote for your favourite project or studio to win the public vote award. Look out for more information early next week.

Plycelain by Yuting Chang
Plycelain by Yuting Chang is shortlisted in homeware design. Photo is by Yuting Chang

Shortlisted interiors projects were selected by a stellar

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Royole FlexPai 2 Foldable Design & Key Specs Revealed Ahead Of Launch

The Royole FlexPai 2 has just surfaced in China, and both its design and specs got revealed as part of it. The phone appeared at TENAA, which is China’s equivalent to the FCC.

Now, Royole may not be the best-known brand around, but it is the company that launched the world’s first foldable smartphone. The Royole FlexPai was the very first, commercially-available smartphone in the world.

The FlexPai 2 is expected to succeed the FlexPai, and improve in a number of key areas. The FlexPai was intriguing because it was a foldable phone, but it had a number of shortcomings.

The phone will fold outwards, it seems, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 2

If you take a look at the images below this article, you’ll get to see the phone itself. Now, the first thing you’ll notice is that its cameras are all laced in the same vertical line. There

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Exterior Revealed In New Teaser; Unveil On Sep 2


2021 Mercedes S-Class has a thoroughly updated exterior with a technologically advanced interior; based on the lighter MRA-II platform

The next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is just around the corner and the company has been teasing its flagship sedan leading up to the global unveil. Scheduled to be unveiled on September 2, the W223 is claimed to redefine the automotive luxury segment as a number of innovations have been introduced. The German manufacturer has released one of the final teasers of the upcoming sedan.

It showcases the design sketch of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class as the front fascia gets sleeker styling elements including the headlamps and integrated Boomerang-shaped DRLs. The grille has become more upright with a single vertical and triple horizontal slats garnished in chrome surrounds. The wider front bumper has chromed housing in an angular fashion.

Other highlights include a coupe-like roofline, large greenhouse, swooping bonnet lines narrowing to

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2021 Nissan Frontier interior revealed in new photos

Nissan’s next-generation Frontier is inching closer to production, and these spy photos show off the one thing we’ve yet to really learn about the new truck: its interior. While it’s clear that Nissan put some effort into disguising many of the interior elements, it wasn’t quite enough. 

Many of the details are still obscured and the panel fitment is definitely preproduction, but we can see more than enough to appreciate what Nissan has in store for the cabin of its overhauled pickup. Let’s start with the wheel, which no longer looks like a junkyard pull from a totaled Versa, and then the infotainment screen, which was clearly designed alongside the dash opening, rather than as an afterthought. It doesn’t look particularly large in these photos — probably around 8″ or 9″ diagonal, tops — but it’s a far cry from what we’re used to in the outgoing Frontier. 

Elsewhere, we

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Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The key visual design for Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was officially unveiled in Chengdu. The global solicitation for the design was launched on April 20 this year and received wide attention, with over ten thousand proposals sent in.

Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed
Key Visual Design for 2021 FISU WUG Revealed

Over Ten Thousand Proposals Received Globally

Shortly after the solicitation started, several top-notch Chinese design institutes and designers, including Dongdao Creative Branding Group (visual designer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) and Beijing International Design Week Company, sent in their proposals. Their participation elevated the eminence and artistic excellence of the event.

The participation of thousands of overseas designers added diversity to the event. Among them are Linda Leila from the Netherlands, Lorraine Freda from France and Iry Olive from Greece. Codoon, a sports-focused social media, and, a design-focused website, helped

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