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Are you ready to get in the game and set yourself apart in the design industry?
At Isola, we believe in the enduring qualities of innovation, creativity, and daring adventure that are deeply rooted in the design field. This belief is reflected in our logo, the pirate flag, which symbolizes the fearlessness that designers must have in pursuing uniqueness and excellence. As a hub for creativity and design innovation, we are proud to present the third edition of Isola Design Awards.

The Isola Design Awards 2023 aim to inspire and empower designers to explore new horizons and push the boundaries of their craft. Our 10 categories explore the latest design trends, bringing together architects, interior designers, design studios, and independent designers from all over the world.
If you are a designer with a focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability, we invite you to participate in the challenge. Submit your best work to our international panel of judges for a chance to win a free spot at Milan Design Week 2024, a cash prize, and other special awards. Winners will also receive a beautifully crafted trophy designed by Tellurico, an internationally recognized design studio based in the Netherlands.

It's your chance to gain unique visibility, recognition, and prestige among the top up-and-coming designers. Join us today and show your talent on a global stage!
To find out the selection
criteria, choose a category
Meet the Jury
This year we have some new faces who will be judging the awards. They've been selected based on their experiences in the design industry. The jury'll look for these general criterias:
Originality, Uniqueness, Craftsmanship, Production technique, Durability, Unconventionality, Contextuality, Aesthetic qualities, Presentation, Storytelling, Emotional experience, Innovative values, Sustainability, Circularity and Functionality
Application and Key Dates for Isola Design Awards 2023
Isola Design Awards 2023 will kickstart with the opening of entries on 15th of April 2023 and will be finalized with a grand awards ceremony on the 1st of December 2023.
  • 1
    15 April 2023
    Applications open
  • 2
    Applications close
    12 September 2023
  • 3
    6 October 2023
    Shortlist announced
  • 4
    Public and jury voting open
    7 October 2023
  • 5
    1 December 2023
    Award ceremony
Super early birds
(15.04.23 - 24.04.23)
Regular: 75€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Isola community members: 67€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Students: 38€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Early birds
(25.04.23 - 21.05.23)
Regular: 112€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Isola community members: 101€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Students: 56€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
(22.05.23 - 12.09.23)
Regular: 150€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Isola community members: 135€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Students: 75€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
(13.09.23 - 24.09.23)
Regular: 165€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Isola community members: 149€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
Students: 83€ (+VAT if due) per category entry
If you apply for 3 categories, the 4th one is for free
Isola Design Awards Trophy
Each year, we collaborate with a different artists to craft a unique trophy that captures the spirit of our design philosophy. From established artists to up-and-coming talents, each one brings their unique vision and creativity to the project, resulting in a stunning and unforgettable trophy that embodies the very best of design.
Isola Design Awards 2023 Trophy by Tellurico
Francesco Pace, the founder of Tellurico, a multidisciplinary design studio, will design this year's award. With a Master of Contextual Design from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Francesco's practice focuses on investigating alternative solutions through the study of folklore and the relationship between crafts and the environment.

His work intertwines the historical, geological, and social aspects of humankind with the uniqueness and simplicity of everyday life.

Francesco has been nominated as one of the Best Italian Designers Under 40 by Platform Magazine in 2020, won the prestigious Officine Saffi Awards in 2021 with his project Telluride, and has been listed among the Next Pure Talent of 2022 by Elle Decor.

He has presented his works in various international venues, including the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, and the Triennale di Milano. Francesco is based in the Netherlands and has received commissions from different galleries such as Emma Scully Gallery New York, Side-Gallery in Barcelona, and Mint London.
Welcome to the previous edition of Isola Design Awards!
Take a trip down memory lane and discover the winning designs from 2022. Browse through our collection and see how our past winners brought their creative visions to life. Get inspired by the range of innovative designs across the different categories.
Milan Design Awards 2022 Winning Projects
How to apply
Fill the form below, choosing one or more categories and including a cloud link with all the details about your project..
If the project passes our curatorial team's selection, we'll send you a confirmation email with further details.
The confirmation email includes a link to our secure payment system where you can finalize your participation.
How to apply
Join us in celebrating their talent and creativity!
Isola Awards competition aims to empower designers to be innovative in their products and design processes, using both existing and emerging technologies.

We offer a range of sponsorship packages and can customize them to meet your specific objectives, ensuring a collaboration that creates value for both partners. As a sponsor, you will enjoy increased visibility among our global community of design professionals and access to Isola's wider audience through our various marketing and communication channels, as well as enhanced visibility through editorial mentions and links.

If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities for the Isola Design Awards 2023 and request a sponsorship pack, please contact our awards team at

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