Here are some of the winners.
Best furniture designer: Tokujin Yoshioka
Best new restaurant: Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm
Best new hotel: Riva Lofts, Florence by Claudio Nardi
Best new private house: Ring House, Karuizawa by TNA
Best new public building: New Museum, New York by SANAA
To see the full list of the 2008 Design Awards winners, click here.