What makes a design iconic? Using the criteria that design icons must be innovative, stylish, functional and instantly recognizable, we chose great designs and pitted them against each other, tournament-style. The Apartment Therapy team voted on the early rounds, and it looks like we made some controversial choices!

Watch the video to see which icons made it through to Round 2 –
and why!

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The Apartment Therapy team voted on the first round - what did we get right, and what did we get wrong? Which are your favorites? Which do you think should go all the way to the championship round?

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Stay tuned for the next rounds of the Innovators and Icons of Design Tournament, brought to you by Dyson!