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2018 marked the year of international online architecture and design magazine Dezeen's first Awards, holding their gala night November 27th. With 3,689 entries from 91 countries, the ceremony announced 33 winners, with trophies designed by Atelier NL using traditional London brick as their inspiration. Judges such as John Pawson, Sam Jacob, David Kohn and Niall McLaughlin were among the guests.

As a Dezeen Awards intern, I was able to observe and help transform Tate Modern's Tanks into a mystical, oneiric wonderland, designed by architect Sarah Izod. To differentiate this night from other Awards, the design followed Sarah's theme of "Where the Wild Things Are", the much-loved story by Maurice Sendak.

Italian furniture company Moroso, lended furniture for the night - wrapped in fabric, the bright colour palette of their designs were hidden away to be placed into the world inspired by Sendak's book. Wrapping the furniture on-site at Moroso's Farringdon showroom, we hoped to drape the material but maintain the silhouettes of the design.

A centrepiece installation greeted the guests whilst stilt-walkers roamed, with bellowing white clothing rippling behind them. The South Tank, where the ceremony was to be held, was draped with Kvadrat fabric illuminated from behind and furnished for the lavish night. Congratulations to all the winners - and here's to preparing for Awards 2019.


Favourite winners

Civic and Cultural Interior of the Year + Interior Project of the Year: Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann

Rebirth Project + Architecture Project of the Year:The Storefront Theater by Matthew Mazzotta

Architect of the Year: Christ & Gantenbein

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