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 man who would be Hawking takes a turn as a transgender pioneer in The Danish Girl
No other designer matches innovation and livewithability like Urquiola
The Munich-based master of high-concept industrial design
The art world’s architect of choice, Adjaye is now building big from Beirut to Washington
Legendary ad man and designer behind US Esquire’s decade-long run of iconic covers
Fendi scion Delettrez is jewellery design’s super star surrealist