Life-Enhancer of the Year: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023

We reveal the shortlist for Life-Enhancer of the Year at the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023. Ideas, objects and buildings that have improved our lives include an inflatable tent, an ultra-slim speaker, the latest Apple Watch release, the Nothing phone and tiny homes.

The winner of this, and all the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023, will be announced in the February issue of Wallpaper*, on sale 5 January, as well as here on


66ºNorth x Heimplanet

View of an orange tent with a white framework by 66°North and Heimplanet during the day - the tent is pictured on rocky ground outside close to some hills

(Image credit: Benjamin Hardman)

Embracing the extreme takes on new meaning with Icelandic outerwear brand 66 North’s latest release – a tent made in collaboration with the German camping gear innovator, Heimplanet, marking its first foray outside of clothing. Its geodesic dome structure is a signature feature of Heimplanet’s existing The Cave tent. Boasting an inflatable framework and constructed with ten crossing points, the tent’s reinforced structure is matched by high-quality weatherproof materials to stand up against wind, snow and rain. The collaborative iteration with 66 North showcases a bright orange hue – a reference to traditional emergency shelters, located all over Iceland, as well as a larger size to contain up to four people. A single pump easily inflates the spacious tent in under a minute, which means setting up base camp is more pain-free in all four seasons for both adventurists and nature lovers alike.

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