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Dezeen awards in partnership with Bentley made in sustainable materials


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Bentley Dezeen Awards banner hanging, on the ocassion of The Bentley Lighthouse Award, with people in view.

Dezeen Global Awards

Now in its sixth year, Dezeen Awards is one of the most-entered awards programmes in its sector internationally, attracting more than 5,000 entries from 90 countries in 2022 across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.


As a result of this continued passion, Bentley and Dezeen Awards are proud to announce the creation of a new award category, ‘The Bentley Lighthouse Award’. The award aims to shine a light on the pinnacle of contemporary, sustainable design and architecture - recognising individuals and organisations whose work has positively transformed society and the wider built environment. Consequently, we hope to inspire support and champion design excellence globally. 

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Bentley X Dezeen design competition

Bentley and Dezeen design competition aims to explore the momentous changes taking place in the luxury industry including forward-thinking ideas for both digital and physical luxury experiences of the future, in and out of the automotive world. 


In its first year, the competition focused on the Future of Luxury Retail. It attracted over 145 contestants from more than 33 countries around the world, invited architects and designers to explore what luxury retail spaces could look like in 2030 and beyond. Among the entries, three finalists were chosen as the winners and were invited to Bentley's headquarters in Crewe, along with receiving a cash prize.


"Bentley is a 104-year-old brand. For the last 77 years, our home has been right here in Crewe," said Chris Cooke, Head of Design Collaborations at Bentley, who was also a judge for the competition.


"We felt this would be the perfect place for our finalists to discuss their projects and allow them to see first hand how our vehicles are made," he continued.


Watch this space for the upcoming 2024 design competition.

Bentley X Dezeen Lighthouse Talks


Bentley has teamed up with Dezeen to launch the Lighthouse Talks, a series of conversations championing design excellence and sustainable solutions across architecture & interior design. These talks will bring together the change makers, innovators and creative leaders who will set the agenda for the rest of us to follow. Click on the links below to watch the talks hosted in 2023.

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Rethinking luxury materials

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A new future of mobility

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Dezeen China Awards

Now in its second year, the Dezeen China Awards aim to establish itself as the leading awards platform on Mainland China across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.