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    Dezeen Awards 2018

    World Leading Design


The Brief

Dezeen, the leading architecture, interiors and design magazine were to host their first ever awards show within The Tanks at Tate Modern.

The evening would be attended by 450 influential designers and architects from around the world, to celebrate the best names in international design where 33 awards were to be presented.


The Delivery

Sarah Izod was the lead designer for the event, her vision was to create a strange, nocturnal forest inspired by Maurice Sendak’s book; Where the Wild Things Are.

We bought her concept to life which included a mystical lone tree built around a central pillar, with 225 stark white ribbons hanging from the ceiling. A pair of stilt walkers walked amongst the installation adding to the enchanted atmosphere. The motion of their performance cast interesting shadows adding to the scene.


The Inside Story

DJ and composer Peter Adjaye created original music for the ceremony, while the Ebony Steelband Trust performed throughout the event. Daan Roosegaarde, Lee Broom and Henrik Vibskov were among the architects and designers who listened on as British comedian Sir Lenny Henry handed out the awards.


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