SIT DESIGN AWARD 2021 IS NOW OPEN!
Pebble Bench by Will Jiang

ENTRY CATEGORIES

The SIT Furniture Design Award is more than a single prize. Whether you design individual items of furniture, use furniture to create spaces, or have an innovative idea the world needs to know, your work will find a home here:

Furniture Design of the Year Award — Professional

Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year Award — Student

Interior Design of the Year Award — Professional

Emerging Interior Designer of the Year Award — Student

Innovation of the Year — Professional

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Furniture Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year: Student

The SIT Furniture Design of the Year Award and SIT Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year reward the work of professional and student furniture designers, with a focus on projects which improve and perfect the quality of design as demonstrated by their submission. Your work will find a home in the following categories:

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

FURNITURE – SEATING

Chair Executive chair Working chair
Dining chair Stacking Chair Stool
Barstool Armchair Chaise Longue
Lounge chair Bench Recliner
Couch & Sofa Console table Bean Bag
Cushions

 

FURNITURE – BEDDING

Bed Daybed Futon
Convertible Bed Hammock Bunk beds
Other Beds

 

FURNITURE – LIGHTING

Desk lamp Decorative Accent Lamp Designer & Custom Lighting
Energy Saving Lighting LED Lighting Products & Fixtures Ambient Lighting
Pendant Lighting Ceiling Lights Other Lights

FURNITURE – TABLES AND DESKS

Desk Computer desk Table
Office table Dining table Bedside table
Low table Coffee table Kitchen table
Conference table Folding table Reception table
Bar table Console table Bathroom vanity
Others Tables/desks

 

BABY & CHILD FURNITURE

Baby & Child table Baby & Child chair Baby & Childbed
Baby Crib & Bassinet Baby playmat Other children furniture

 

FURNITURE BY ROOM

Commercial furniture Office furniture Retail furniture
Bathroom furniture Bedroom furniture Living room furniture
Home office furniture Kitchen furniture Nursery furniture
Kids’ furniture Other furniture

 

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Outdoor chair Outdoor Sofa & Bench Outdoor table
Swimming Pool furniture Garden furniture Public park & Public area furniture
Other outdoor furniture

 

HOMEWARE AND DECORATION

Armoire & Closet Bookcase Cabinet
Wardrobe Carpet Rug & Runner
Curtains & Fabric Cushion Frame
Vase Mirror Accessories
Other Homeware

 

 

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Interior Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Student

Without furniture, there would be no architectural, interior, or landscape design achievements. It is for this reason the SIT Awards seeks to recognize this crucial design process through the Interior Design of the Year Award and Emerging Interior Designer of the Year Award.

Using and applying the right furniture to a location is a skill which deserves recognition. Whether you are an interior designer, an architect, engineer, landscape architect or urban planner, if your project takes furniture and uses it to create a new space, atmosphere, or mood, then this award is for you:

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

House Interior Design Apartment Interior Design Residential Design
Office Design Retails Design Sales Office Design
Commercial Design Mixed-Use Building: Residential & Commercial Institutional Design
Hotel Design Bar Design Restaurant Design
Sport and Entertainment Spaces Design Conceptual Designs Exhibition Space Design
Public Space Design Zones and Rooms Design Others Interior Design

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Innovation of the Year – Professional

Looking at challenges and seeking ways to overcome them is central to furniture design. For this reason, the SIT Furniture Design Award has created an Innovation Center, the winner of which will receive a grant of US$3000 to create a prototype or to start production.

Each year, a different topic will be chosen, focusing on projects which highlight invention, closely examine today’s challenges, and find ways to overcome them.

This year, the Innovation Center focuses on Smart Furniture, which covers two broad subcategories:

    • In recent years, The Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from being a concept to a wide range of available services and designs — a growth that is set to continue at an exponential rate. Smart furniture in this context is enhanced and networked, designed with an intelligent system, or user-controlled, utilising datasets and personal settings.
    • Being Smart: Furniture which is adaptable, easily adjusted or moved, altered and changed depending on different situations. Furniture is multi-functional, extremely flexible, and gives the user options in terms of usage — both immediately and in the future. This is a wide definition and SIT actively encourages creativity! Today’s designers have the tools, skill, and vision to rethink space, usage, and durability, and we cannot wait to see your ideas.

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Submission tips to the SIT Furniture Design Award

We have created a list of the very best tips through the submission process, demonstrating in this step-by-step guide how to ensure your design entry is strong and will make a positive impact on the jury.

  • Complete your user/company profile. Our system provides an auto-generated invoice for your submission fees, so please add your company address, e-mail, VAT number, etc. Also, share your company information, and any previous awards and accolades you have won!
  • As we have an international jury panel, the project description, credits, and other information need to be written in English.
  • The entry description is one of the most essential parts of your submission. Ensure it is engaging and interesting, keeping it as short as you can, while still providing as much information as possible. Share the original idea for the design — the creative trigger — and how your project contributes to society or local communities, for example.
  • You can upload up to ten images with each entry. It is best to have a mix of images — some of which give an overall view of the product design, and others which are more close-up. Please keep in mind that if your submission wins an award, the cover image (the first image you upload) will be the one displayed on the website winners’ gallery and also in the annual SIT Digital Book. For these reasons, it is wise to choose an image that best represents your entry overall.
  • Don’t forget that you can also upload a PDF file with any additional project details, 3D drawings, product specifications, business plans, or any other information you may feel is important to share with the jury. This is done on the image upload stage of the submission.
  • Please credit all the designers who took part in the project. You can also add photographer and model credits as appropriate.
  • Each submission category has many sub-categories for you to choose from — and many entries would fit into multiple sub-categories. To increase your chances of winning, we recommend that you enter your work in more than one sub-category. A 50% discount is offered when entering your design in additional sub-categories.

 

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Submission requirements

  • The project must have been completed within the last five years.
  • Provide a brief description of the design or implementation.
  • Provide a Designer/Student and/or Company Profile/University name.
  • Give names of those who need to be credited for the design or product (i.e. company, designer, engineer, mentor, professor, etc.).
  • Add up to ten images of your design, including an optional company logo.
  • Adding a product specification PDF, as mentioned above, is recommended if you think this adds extra information.