SIT DESIGN AWARD 2021 IS NOW OPEN!
Chelsea Collection by Karim Rashid

SIT Furniture Design Award

SIT Furniture Design Award™ exists to recognize, celebrate, and promote brilliant international Furniture Designers, Brands, Manufacturers, Emerging talents as well as Visionaries enhancing our daily life with innovation. SIT focuses on “Seat and Beyond”, rewarding strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making great equipment.

The prize is open to submissions on a global level, accepting entries from Designers and Emerging Talent from all around the world.

SIT Furniture Design Award has created a digital “Innovation Center” focusing every year on a topic highlighting invention, look at today’s challenges, and how to overcome them. The winner of the “Innovation Center” will receive a cash prize to realize a prototype or start the production.

Winners are selected by our esteemed jury of creative minds and leaders in the Industrial Designers world. They will receive the SIT trophy, a Digital brochure feathering their entry, be invited to the Bi-Annual winner reception as well as extensive publicity exposing their designs to a worldwide audience…and more benefits.

 


 

FURNITURE DESIGN OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL

The Furniture Design of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of talented furniture designers who improve and perfect the quality of design, comfort, integration… emitted by their designs.

The SIT Furniture Design of the Year Winner will receive the SIT Awards Trophy, a digital copy of the Annual SIT Catalogue featuring the Furniture Design, the winning product/furniture will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide, receiving coverage on our website throughout the year, invited to the Bi-Annual SIT Winner event, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.

 


 

INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL

The Interior Design of the Year Award recognizes the people and practices striving towards excellence in furniture design implementation and application. The Conceptor, director, architect, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, urban planner, etc., each creates a new space, atmosphere, and mood with their furniture. There would be no architectural, interior design, or landscape design achievements without the right furniture– which is the reason we want to recognize this essential part of the design process through SIT Awards.

The Interior Designer of the Year Winner will receive the SIT Awards Trophy, a digital copy of the Annual SIT Catalogue featuring the Design, the winning design will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide, receiving coverage on our website throughout the year, invited to the Bi-Annual SIT Winner event, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.

 


 

INNOVATION CENTER WINNER – PROFESSIONAL

SIT Furniture Design Award has created an “Innovation Center”, to be a unique blend of design and creativity thinking, Computational thinking, culture integrator, and sustainability maker.

The center is focusing every year on a topic highlighting inventions, look at today’s challenges, and how to overcome them. The yearly winner of the “Innovation Center” professional will receive cash of US$3000 to realize a prototype or start the production.

The digital innovation center will focus this year on Smart Furniture:

    • Being Smart: Adaptable Furniture, easy to move around, to adjust and change, according to the situation. Furniture being multi-functions, extremely flexible, and gives you options in terms of usage, now and in the future. Let’s be creative! Today’s designers need to rethink space, usage, and durability.

SIT Furniture Design Award Jury panel will look deeply at the process to create the successful product/furniture that resonates with today’s users. It must be technologically feasible and successfully applicable to solve all kinds of innovation challenges and problems.

 


 

EMERGING FURNITURE DESIGN OF THE YEAR – STUDENT

Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title of Emerging Furniture Designer of the year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of product design in the furniture discipline.

You could receive the SIT trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, your work will be published in the Digital Annual SIT Catalog. The promotion of your work will be sent in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide and you will enjoy year-long coverage on the SIT Furniture Design Awards website. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.

 


 

EMERGING INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – STUDENT

Students and young designers are encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title Emerging Interior Designer of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of Interior Design.

 

You could receive the SIT trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, your work will be published in the Digital Annual SIT Catalog. The promotion of your work will be sent in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide and you will enjoy year-long coverage on the SIT Furniture Design Awards website. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.

 


 

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old. Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student.

Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.

ELIGIBILITY

The SIT Furniture Design Awards competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.

For more information please check the FAQ page.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The evaluation process for entries to the SIT Furniture Design Award is based on various judging criteria that are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, space atmosphere, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each product & design. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

The judging criteria include the following:

  • Innovation — does the product provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing product?
  • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc.
  • Functionality — ease of use, safety, maintenance, etc.
  • Ergonomics — the product’s interaction with the user
  • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design
  • Impact — the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the product
  • Utility — does the product meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?
  • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
  • The reality of production — how realistic is it, technically and economically, to develop and market this product large-scale?
  • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the product create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?

SCORING BOARD

SIT Furniture Design Award uses a Scoring System between 10-100 points.

ENTRY FEES

  • Professional CHF 200 ( approx: US$220)
    Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount
  • Student CHF 100 ( approx: US$110)
    Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount

No Further Fees: Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

DEADLINE 2021:

  • 15% Early Fees discount until July 31st, 2021
  • 10% Extended Early Fees discount until September 12th, 2021
  • Regular Deadline: December 15th, 2021
  • Final Deadline: January 31st, 2022 (10% late fee apply) till closure on 15th February 2022

 

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