Welcome to our annual Design Awards, a celebration the people, places and things that have rocked our world over the last year. First, meet our six-strong panel of creative high-achievers and the marvels that most tickled their fancies in our extra-special Judges’ Awards. Then browse through our hotly contested honour roll of true design excellence...

The judges
Eddie Redmayne

The man who would be Hawking takes a turn as a transgender pioneer in The Danish Girl

Patricia Urquiola

No other designer matches innovation and livewithability like Urquiola

Konstantin Grcic

The Munich-based master of high-concept industrial design

David Adjaye

The art world’s architect of choice, Adjaye is now building big from Beirut to Washington

George Lois

Legendary ad man and designer behind US Esquire’s decade-long run of iconic covers

Delfina Delettrez

Fendi scion Delettrez is jewellery design’s super star surrealist

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