This year’s BERLIN DESIGN WEEK will be held under the INSIGHTS guiding theme and invites participants to reflect and delve deeper. The aim is to understand design as an aesthetic discipline and as a means of exploring and presenting complex contexts. Participants are invited to present designs that offer insights into their creative processes and simultaneously show how these processes address social, technological and ecological issues and offer solutions.

National and international designers, design studios, collectives, brands, companies, research facilities and institutions can apply to participate until February 29, 2024 – whether they are established players, start-ups, or career changers. The application process is aimed at participants who are willing to present experimental and innovative projects that have the potential to enrich the design industry as well as social and ecological discourse.

Submitted project proposals will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

Every two years since 2015, the Luxembourg Design Awards offer a showcase for the various local design sectors by highlighting their know-how and excellence. This year, the traditional award ceremony bringing together the nominated project leaders and their clients will take place on 1 June at Les Rotondes.

What is special about this 4th edition? The 2023 winners will be at the heart of an exhibition dedicated to them, which will be unveiled on site after the awards ceremony. Visible until 4 June, this exhibition will be an integral part of the programme of the European Design Festival that Luxembourg has the honour of hosting at the same time.

The categories

In order to cover the various sectors of design, the Luxembourg Design Awards 2023 will be awarded to eleven different categories – including a special “Junior talent” category reserved for Luxembourg school and university students – through a “Gold” and/or a “Silver” Award. What’s new? A special “Eco design” mention may also be awarded in each of the categories to a project considered to be good for the environment throughout its life cycle, sustainable, responsible, “green” or even ecological.

One month to submit your designs

You can submit one or more projects via this registration form from 15 February until 24 March 2023. Please note that for this 2023 edition all works created in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 are eligible.