The Surface Design Awards Finalists have been revealed with judges praising the high standard of innovation and sustainability in entries received from around the world.

After a stringent judging process, the Finalists for this year’s Surface Design Awards have been selected, with an impressive array of innovative projects in a variety of locations across Europe, Asia and Australasia. Now in their eleventh year, the Awards form an integral part of Surface Design Show, held at London’s Business Design Centre from 7-9th February 2023.

The organisers received well over 130 entries from 12 countries for the 2023 Surface Design Awards, once again setting a benchmark for global architectural and design achievements with a strong focus on sustainability.

The judging panel was co-chaired by Jonathan Hagos, Director with Freehaus and Nasim Koerting, Head of Design at The Office Group. They were joined by a diverse panel of well-respected industry professionals: Kristofer Adelaide, Architecture Director, KA-A, sustainability expert Stacey McGonigal, Charlotte McCarthy, Head of Interiors, Heatherwick Studio, Christopher Laing, Architectural Assistant, Haworth Tompkins, Fiona MacDonald, Co-Founder of MATT+FIONA, Rion Willard of the Thinking Hand Studio, Nimi Attanayake, Director and Co-Founder of Nimtim Architects and Thomas Randall-Page, Founder of Thomas Randall-Page Studio.

“There were a lot of responses that were very beautiful and interesting,” says Nasim Koerting with Jonathan Hagos adding, “It’s been really exciting and also challenging comparing projects in Northern European contexts with those submissions from places like India and China.”