It’s no secret that Etsy has grown to include some of the coolest products from creators worldwide. Over the years, it’s gone from a small e-commerce site for craftsmen to sell their work to a massive online artistic marketplace. A place where you’re sure to find all the things you didn’t know you needed—and then some.
Since 2019, Etsy has been honoring its global community of creators through the Design Awards, also known as the Etsies. The judges tasked with identifying this year’s nominees include famed fashion designer Jenna Lyons, interior designers Brigette Romanek and Jake Arnold, and Etsy’s trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson. Over the course of several weeks, the group sifted through thousands of applicants in search of designs with that wow factor.
“It’s become really much more sophisticated,” Jenna says. “There is now some really incredibly skilled craftsmanship that comes out of there. Not just something to put on your table for a holiday dinner, but someone who is actually making the table or a beautiful chair or an incredible lamp. It’s really moved out of smaller, individual items, and expanded into things that can outfit your entire home or lifestyle.”
After carefully deliberating the judges handpicked 100 finalists across 10 categories (home decor and lighting, kitchen and dining, clothing and accessories, etc.). According to Brigette, the group looked for pieces (and bodies of work) with originality, thoughtfulness, functionality, and were aesthetically pleasing.
“The Etsy Design Awards unearth the most unbelievable and creative talent in our community,” Dayna says. “With millions of items to discover in the Etsy marketplace, these awards bring forward items that may have not yet been discovered and introduce these incredibly skilled makers and curators to shoppers around the world.”
Today, the winners have officially been announced. Scroll down to learn more about 10 of our favorites.
Grand Prize winner: Large Modern Wall Hanging by WeAreLunarium
Birch plywood, metal, ceramics, waxed cord, tassels, and wood beads are the elements seller Tim Stevenson needed to nab the top prize this year. Judges noted that this oversize wall hanging adds an “instant pop of midcentury-modern pizzazz to any space.”
People’s pick: Convex Aura Mirror by SurreyWoodsmiths
The people have spoken, and engineer-turned-furniture-maker Jonathan Hitchock’s sculptural mirror is their favorite piece of 2022. Made with a single piece of birch, this one-of-a-kind mirror marries art with function.
Kids category winner: Knitted Charcuterie by ColetteBream
Because sometimes it’s just more fun to play with your food, and these silly and snuggly sausage pillows are a true treat.
Kitchen and dining category winner: Blue and White Ceramic Bowl by SINDstudio
Take decoration into your own hands with this playful and design-forward ceramic-and-porcelain serving bowl.
Pets category winner: Rectangular Cat House by LiveinIdeals
This stylish cat house is proof that giving your four-legged friend a furniture piece all of their own doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the adherence to your design vision.
Home decor and lighting category winner: Extra Large Leaning Wavy Mirror by pedromealha
The five layers of plywood and unique shape of this fanciful fixture is an immediate conversation piece. Add it to your gallery wall for a surprising pop of color and whimsy.
Furniture category winner: Suelo Modern Daybed by BertuHome
Inspired by designer Gretta Jones’s love of travel, this elegant and minimalist daybed inspires us to put a record on and relax.
Art category winner: Blue Roads Canvas Painting by ArtByDinaD
At 60 inches by 60 inches, this original large-scale canvas abstract painting would make a statement in any room.
Finalist: Oyster Salt and Pepper Dishes by Lavisainte
These eye-catching table accents literally allow you to add a little spice to your life.
Finalist: Glass Blown Multi-Color Mini Vase by mariaidadesigns
If there are two things that Etsy shoppers love, it’s vibrant colors and plant life. These petite blown vases are perfect for displaying a flower or two.