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Award Recipients Announced 2023

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(June 8, 2023 – San Francisco, Calif.) San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) announced winners of the sixth annual 2023 DESIGN AWARDS today. This year’s theme, “PLOT TWIST” was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals, for their ground-breaking design and commitment to thought leadership in meeting the needs of a positive future for society. “We are extremely excited San Francisco Design Week Awards is returning this year,” says SFDW Director Dawn Zidonis. “As with previous years, the quality of the many entries exceeded our expectations of our theme, ‘PLOT TWIST’. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding winners!” San Francisco Design Week 2023 Award Winners and Honorable Mentions.

San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), is the premier gathering of the world’s most active design community. The theme, “Plot Twist” was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals, who are honored today. SFDW Design Awards is an international design competition seeking to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose works can contribute towards a positive future for society. The Design Awards celebrates and recognizes exemplary work in all fields of design, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, communication design, and user experience design. Twenty-eight award winning projects and 17 honorable mentions were selected by a jury comprised of distinguished professionals, who reviewed submissions from an exceptionally competitive pool of applicants from USA, Europe and Asia. The winning projects were selected from design submissions in the following categories: Architecture; Bio-Tech; Civic Design; Conversation Design; Communication Design; Design Systems / Systems Design; Fashion; FinTech; Health and Wellness; Industrial Design; Interior Design – Residential, Office, Commercial & Restaurant/Hospitality; IoT Internet of Things; Social Impact; Student; Concept – Educator; Travel & Hospitality; Urban Mobility; UX User Experience; XR; and Wild Card. The 2023 Design Awards are juried by top industry Bay Area professionals and seek to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose work can contribute to a positive future for society. Learn more about this year’s theme ‘Plot Twist’ at the SFDW blog.

Thank you to our 2023 Judge Panel:

Sample of winning entries below. Visit 2023 Recipient Link for Full List.

2023 SFDW Award Winner – Urban Mobility. Waymo Driver by Waymo.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Waymo.

2023 SFDW Award Winner – XR. Biennale Pavilion by LMNL Studio x Windy Chien.
Image Credit: Courtesy of LMNL Studio x Windy Chien. Videographer: Michael Cochran.

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