Bentley Motors and Dezeen launch Global Compeititon

Exploring the Future of Retail

Bentley Motors is pleased to work alongside Dezeen to launch a global design competition to define ‘The Future of Luxury Retail’ both in and out of the automotive world and in both physical and digital forms.

The contest is designed to invite architects and designers to explore and define innovative ideas and enriching experiences to drive the luxury retail industry forward in a sustainable way.

Entrants are free to imagine any retail experience – real world, digital or hybrid for any luxury sector; architecture, automotive, fashion, furniture, hospitality, interiors, real estate, speciality travel, wellness or any other luxury product or service that Bentley could expand into in the future.

The global competition is part of Bentley Motors three-year partnership with Dezeen announced earlier this year. Now in its sixth year, the Global Dezeen Awards, sponsored by Bentley for 2023, 2024 and 2025, identify the world's best architecture, interiors, and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

The principles of beauty, innovation and beneficialness are a natural alignment for Bentley, whose unique combination of visually stunning fine craftsmanship, engineering expertise and innovative technology sits alongside its ground-breaking Beyond100 strategy. With this extraordinary plan, Bentley is creating a future driven by new technologies, materials, fuels, and skills, in the pursuit of a progressive new world: one in which the highest levels of luxury mobility are achieved with sustainable methods.

Competition Details

The competition will open on 22 May 2023 and is free to enter, open to anyone (over the age of 18) with a total prize money of £30,000 for the three best designs. Entries will be judged by an expert judging panel, which will be announced by Dezeen in the coming weeks. Deadline for entry is 7 July 2023 and winners will be announced in August 2023.

To read more about the competition, please click here