After a year-long submission period, the time has come for us to celebrate the best interiors of 2021. These Frame Awards 2021 shortlists comprise projects that were commended within our Interiors of the Month programme, in the categories of light, colour and material, as well as designers and studios recommended for honorary accolades. Below, find those in the running for our annual distinction, with their final scores from the monthly jury panels, as well as the grand juries who will be crowning the winners. 

The winners will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony on 14 October 2021 at 17:00 CET. Did you miss the chance to submit a project to Frame Awards 2021? Submissions for Frame Awards 2022 are now open: share your work to be in the running for an Interior of the Month and Interior of the Year award.

MO de Movimiento, Lucas Muñoz.

EXECUTIONAL 

Best Use of Material

1. MO de Movimiento, Lucas Muñoz, Madrid, Spain, 8.50    

2. NeueHouse Longhouse, BVN, New York, The United States, 7.98 

3. Temporary Site of Shengli Market, LUO Studio, Puyang, China, 7.92        

4. Arkadia, Breathe Architecture, DKO, Oculus, Sydney, Australia, 7.77

5. Gusto 501, Partisans, Toronto, Canada, 7.71

Jury

Martin Mostböck, founder and creative director at ArchitectureInteriorsDesign

Justin Bridgland, Cofounder at More Design Office 

Akanksha Deo Sharma, designer at Ikea

Gregory Melitonov, partner and cofounder of Taller KEN

Agata Pilip, Store Designer at Nike

Best Use of Colour

1. Ura – Landscape, JA! Studio, Donostia-San Sebastián , Spain, 7.98          

2. Stereoscope Coffee, Wick Architecture and Design and Land Design Studio, Newport Beach, United States, 7.84        

3. Hotel Unplugged, The Invisible Party, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 7.61

4. XYTS, WGNB, Seoul, South Korea,7.50

5. Box by Posti, Fyra, Helsinki, Finland, 7.48

Jury

Wiebe Boonstra, founder and creative director at DUM

Kate Shepherd, co-founder and strategic director at The Future Collective

Daniel Wigham, strategy and development manager at StudioXAG

Julian Lwin, principal and spatial design director at Lwindesign and Street Farms USA

Justine Fox, cofounder of Calzada Fox

Best Use of Light

1. Roof Top Orchestra, Hakuten Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, 8.27    

2. UABB Longgang Exhibition Hall, Atelier XI, Shenzhen, China, 7.91            

3. Bicycle Parking Garage The Hague, Silo, Den Hague, The Netherlands, 7.27

4. House in Ramat Hasharon, Levin Packer Architects, Ramat Hasharon, Israel, 7.07

5. M0, Studio Mute, Seoul, South Korea, 6.96

Jury

Daniel Wigham, strategy and development manager at StudioXAG

Justine Fox, cofounder of Calzada Fox

Dr Avsar Gurpinar, lecturer in design at Loughborough University School of Design and Creative Arts and cofounder of Ambiguous Standards Institute

Howard Duffy, founder at HTDSTUDIO

Melvyn Law, director of Limelight Atelier

L'Anticamera dei Sogni, Elena Salmistraro Design Studio.

HONORARY 

Emerging Designer of the Year

1. Space Popular, London, The United Kingdom, 7.34

2. Crosby Studios, Moscow, Russia, 7.23

3. Sophie Dries Architect, Paris, France, 6.09

4. Republic Design, Taipei, Taiwan, 6.03

5. Youth, Manchester, United Kingdom, 6.00

Jury

Sanxia Zhou, editor in chief of Frame China and founder of Sunshine PR

Daniel Wigham, strategy and development manager at StudioXAG

Esra Lemmens, founder and design strategist at Esra Lemmens Agency

Rosie Morley, principal at Fender Katsalidis

Golnar Roshan, partner at Rive Roshan

Designer of the Year 

1. Elena Salmistraro, Design Studio, Milan, Italy, 7.5

2. OMA/AMO, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 7.5

3. Various Associates, Shenzhen, China, 7.41

4. Schemata Architects, Tokyo, Japan, 7.22

5. PIG Design, Hangzhou, China, 7.36

6. Golucci Interior Architects, Beijing, China, 5.97

Jury 

Sonya Simmonds, global head of design and build at Spotify

Esra Lemmens, founder and design strategist at Esra Lemmens Agency

Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, director and senior architect at Snøhetta

Leni Popovici, founding director and partner at KAP Studios

Hans J. Galutera, Founder and CEO of HG DesignWorks LLC

Client of the Year

1. Harmay, Beijing, China, 6.73

2. Shanghai Fengyuzhu Culture Technology, Shanghai, China, 6.68

3. Off-White, Milan, Italy, 6.58

4. Jins, Tokyo, Japan, 6.42

5. % Arabica, Japan, 6.38

Jury

Bill Bouchey, principal and director of design interiors at HOK

Stefan Weil, CCO and co-owner of Atelier Markgraph

Dr Avsar Gurpinar, lecturer in design at Loughborough University School of Design and Creative Arts and cofounder of Ambiguous Standards Institute

Howard Duffy, founder at HTDSTUDIO

George Foussias, director of interior design at Lemay 

See our shortlists and juries for the spatial categories here.