The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations

1 - 25 June 2023

Somerset House

London Design Biennale 2023 was an interactive, musical and kinetic exhibition of design and design-led innovation from across the globe.

From 1 - 25 June 2023, 40+ designers from around the world responded to the theme - The Global Game: Remapping Collaborations – at Somerset House.



London Design Biennale presents four medals to the pavilions that have contributed the most exceptional installations to the Biennale. Three medals were awarded on 1 June, selected by the International Jury and one medal was awarded on 21 June, voted for by the public. The medals were designed by Shimmell and Madden and celebrate the Biennale’s tradition of cultural exchange and leading design solutions. The medal ceremony was sponsored by Avatr.

Medal Winners 2023

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Poland – ‘Poetics of Necessity’ was awarded the London Design Biennale 2023 Medal, for the most outstanding overall contribution.

Abu Dhabi – ‘Formation of Soof’ was awarded the London Design Biennale Theme Medal, for the most inspiring interpretation of the theme. Photo by Iona Wolff

Taiwan – ‘Visible Shop’ was awarded the London Design Biennale Best Design Medal for the most exceptional design. Photo by Iona Wolff

Turkey – ‘OpenWork I Açık Yapıt’ was awarded the London Design Biennale Public Medal, voted for by the public over the course of the Biennale. India – ‘Chowk & Charpai: An Urban Living Room’ came Second Place and South Korea – ‘Virtuous Garden’ was Third Place for the London Design Biennale Public Medal. Photography: Lucy Ranson

Winners, directors and members of the Jury. Photo by Iona Wolff


New for the 2023 edition, EUREKA showcased design-led innovation from the UK’s leading research centres, featuring cross-disciplinary invention and creativity from academics, leaders and problem solvers.

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Kingston University

Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University

National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA)

The Glasgow School of Art

University of the Arts London

University of Strathclyde

King’s College London

Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Cambridge University