This is the second year for the Etsy Design Awards and I’m blown away by the 100 finalists. This is a list of my favorite 17 Etsy shops featured in the 2020 Design Awards.
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We all know that Etsy is the place you go to look for unique gifts and personalized products. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming when you search for wood sign and find 648,000+ results. Woah. Searching through all that to find your style match is daunting.
That’s why I love the design awards! Featuring outstanding handmade small businesses is just what we need right now! All 100 finalists are wonderful and I recommend checking them all out HERE. However below you’ll find my list of 17 of my favorite.
10 categories for the Etsy Design Awards:
- Home & Living
- Paper & Party
- Bags, Accessories & Shoes
What are the prizes for the Etsy Design Awards:
Etsy sellers could enter a single item in any of the categories above for the awards. They are competing to win several lucrative prizes:
- Grand Prize Winner: $15,000 in USD, A grand prize winner shop badge, $100 in Etsy Ads & 100 free listing credits.
- People’s Choice Award Winner: $5,000 in USD, people’s choice winner shop badge, $75 Etsy ad credits, 75 free listing credits
- 10 category winners: $1000 in USD, category winner shop badge, $50 Etsy ads, 50 free listing credits
The winners of the above prizes will be chosen from the 100 finalists. The people’s choice award is new and is determined by votes from the Etsy community! If you have an Etsy account all you have to do is login and then go and favorite the items you like the most! Every favorite is a vote!
Here’s my favorites 🙂
Made in Oakland California this shop is filled with gorgeous hand carved wood and cork products. The multi-tone Marais vase is a finalist in this years awards but so many other things in her shop are award worthy.
A ceramic studio out of Spain, this shop has some beautifully unique pieces. Featured in the Etsy design awards for their Handmade ceramic face trays which are so cool!
This furniture studio out of Pennsylvania creates the most gorgeous pieces I've see in a while. They are a finalist in the Etsy design awards for the fluted club arm chair and man, is this piece a stunner or what?! I love EVERYTHING in their shop! It's incredible!
Handmade in Poland this shop sells beautiful glass lighting. This double layer test tube chandelier is what is nominated for this year's Etsy awards. I love the delicate look and the endless possibilities with what you could put in the test tubes!
I am amazed at these hand thrown, painted and glazed ceramics that look like a mix of wood and ceramic. Yeah that's not wood- it's just painted to look like that! This shop is based in Ukraine.
These earrings are just stunning! Click over to this shop and you'll be just as impressed with the entire inventory, item after item of beautifully intricate laser cut and hand made resin pieces.
The metal jewelry in this shop from Paris France is so cool! I love the ear cuffs, the geometric shapes and the pristine quality of all the jewelry by Maison Lima.
If you're a lover of minimalist style and clothing you're going to love the style of Atuko. This knit dress that is a finalist for the Etsy 2020 awards is just so gorgeous. Atuko is from Lithuania but the deisgns speak to a global style.
This Etsy shop out of Las Vegas Nevada creates gorgeous modern stained glass decor pieces. The one of the beta fish pictured is so cool, I can totally see this hanging in my home!
This San Francisco fine art photographer creates modern still life images full of beautiful colors and interesting objects. These would look amazing in the any modern home.
Le Mini Atelier
This shop based in Montreal creates the most beautiful dollhouses and accessories. Meticulously created pieces from doll beds to tiny doll wall hangings for all occasions. Made at a 1:12 scale, these pieces are sure to make young and old feel a sense of whimsy.
This darling shop out of the UK creates lovely children's wear that I'm in love with! The gauze romper is a finalist in this years Etsy awards.
How beautiful is this doll by maker oonaloo?! Most of the items in her shop are cut children's wear made out of African printed fabrics. She has some darling dolls which one of is nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Etsy Design awards!
I'm 100% obsessed with this Etsy shop from Moscow, Russia! These wooden toys are just so sweet. The shapes of their pieces are so beautiful and their shop has a ton of unpainted wood pieces for really reasonable prices!
I am DYING over this matching dog and human sweater set! I mean, I never wanted to match my dog until now, and now I really really want this sweater set! 😉 Made in the Ukraine and shipped to your door!
I don't own a cat, but now I want one just so I can have this cat bed in my house. Hunting Pony out of Belarus creates beautiful handmade pet accessories. Their natural and minimal style speaks to my heart!
I am a sucker for a great paper company and I might have several items from this shop, based in London, in my cart. The weekly planner is a finalist in the 2020 Etsy Design Awards and I love that it's undated so you can start and stop whenever you want.