Dezeen Awards 2023 trophies use sustainable materials
Earlier this year, we announced our three-year partnership with Dezeen, the world’s most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine, to inspire and support the next generation of design talent.
This year’s Dezeen Awards was one of the most-entered awards programmes in the sector internationally, attracting more than 5,000 entries from 90 countries.
With sustainability acting as a particular focus for the Dezeen Awards, we reimagined the iconic ‘d’-shaped trophies given to winners at a ceremony in November using a cutting-edge paper material, which was introduced with the latest Bentley Home furniture collection earlier this year.
Beautifully handcrafted from PaperFactor, a ‘raw paper’ micro compound that is coloured with natural pigments, the finish looks and feels remarkably like marble. The six trophies were produced with different colourways, making each one unique for architecture, interiors, design, sustainability, Designers of the Year and the Bentley Lighthouse Award. The sustainable trophies were made possible thanks to a collaboration with architect and designer Riccardo Cavaciocchi, the founder of the Paper Factor company.