Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024 revealed in the February issue, on sale now

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024 highlight the best of the best, from Brazilian brutalism to desirable dog toys and the world’s most exciting city right now – all in the February issue

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024 February issue covers
Left, newsstand cover by Matt Curtis of Uncommon Creative Studio. Right, limited-edition cover by Barbara Kruger, whose solo show opens at Serpentine South, London, on 1 February
(Image credit: Left: Matt Curtis of Uncommon Creative Studio. Right: Barbara Kruger)

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Wallpaper* Design Awards, our annual celebration of the very best in design over the previous 12 months. What exactly does ‘best’ mean for us? At Wallpaper*, every issue focuses on the cream of the crop, so selecting the best of the best is the subject of much debate. As a result, these awards invariably take on a more personal approach, as we aim to highlight the more unique and unexpected objects and experiences that make our material lives more meaningful.

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024

As always, these awards are carefully selected by the Wallpaper* team, alongside our extended family of contributors, writers and curators from around the world. This colossal exercise in searching out the stuff that inspires us has given us something for everyone, from toys for playful pooches, musical brooches and luscious lipsticks to fast cars, slow scalp treatments, cardboard chairs and Brazilian brutalism. To top things off, we are truly honoured that the wonderful Barbara Kruger has provided this month’s limited-edition cover ahead of her exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery.

There’s much to look forward to, from Hauser & Wirth’s new Parisian outpost to the Four Seasons Tamarindo in Mexico, the top spot to experience April’s solar eclipse. Kvadrat’s new recycled fabric, Lynda Benglis’ exquisite new jewellery for Loewe, and Yip Studio’s edible sculptures illustrate the eccentricity, eclecticism and innovation we continue to delight in. We award Seoul with Best City – just like our pages, it’s brimming with creative energy, projects and people – and we close the issue with a 24-page showcase of the standout looks of the S/S 2024 collections.

See the February print issue to discover exactly what you need to shine bright, walk tall, stay fit and keep time, all the while spinning your favourite sounds on Transparent’s magical new turntable. It’s always a privilege to welcome such excellent artists, brands and designers to our pages and to bring you this broad spectrum of brilliance from around the globe. I hope you enjoy the issue!

Sarah Douglas

The February 2024 issue of Wallpaper* is available in print from 4 January, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today

Sarah Douglas is Editor-in-Chief for Wallpaper*, where she is responsible for the content across the print magazine, digital platforms, in-house creative agency Bespoke, brand partnerships, and events. Joining Wallpaper* in 2007 as Art Editor, Sarah became Creative Director in 2012, before being named Editor-in-Chief in 2017. During this time she has commissioned an array of illustrious artists and designers including Jean Nouvel, Yayoi Kusama, Tom Sachs, Nendo, Virgil Abloh and Jenny Holzer; championed talents such as Formafantasma, Sabine Marcelis, Martino Gamper, Bethan Laura Wood, Philippe Malouin, and Craig Green; and overseen partnerships with leading brands including B&B Italia, Prada and Rolex. Sarah is also a member of the judging panel for the London Design Medal, and regularly judges for international design competitions.