The Award

Winners announced!

Click here to see all the winning projects!


In the heart of the
world’s design capital

DesignWanted Award is a brand new design competition launched and supported by Milan-based online design magazine DesignWanted. The award aims to honor designers and businesses that are solving the world’s current problems, anticipating the needs of tomorrow, and creating the most innovative design ideas for smarter homes and more sustainable living.

The theme


The theme of the first edition of the DesignWanted Award is SMART HOME, which hopes to answer the question: How can we improve our home experiences?

Think–gadgets that make homes more sustainable, or handcrafted objects designed to solve one of life’s many daily difficulties. It may or may not include tech, or it might be a hybrid solution, as long as it’s designed to make home life…smarter!

The location

DesignTech: an innovative space
for design and technology

Born within the new Milan Innovation District (MIND) with the mission to design a better everyday life for people and planet. A new vibrant innovation ecosystem, at the heart of the Italian design court, that brings together under one roof a powerful cohort of innovators and industry professionals.

The jury


DesignWanted Award - PepsiCo logo
DesignTech Logo - DesignWanted Award
Shin Software Logo - DesignWanted Award


Design Monat Graz Logo - DesignWanted Award
Design Week Mexico _ logo black
Hong Kong Design Centre _ logo black
Gazeta do Povo - HAUS logo
New Designers _ Logo Black
Object Rotterdam _ Logo x DesignWanted Award