Pebble Bench by Will Jiang


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 Design of the Year recognize the efforts of talented furniture designers who improve and perfect the quality of design emitted by their designs. SIT Furniture Design Awards accepts submissions in the following categories:



ChairExecutive chairWorking chair
Dining chairStacking ChairStool
BarstoolArmchairChaise Longue
Lounge chairBenchRecliner
Couch & SofaConsole table Bean Bag



BedDaybed Futon
Convertible BedHammockBunk beds
Other Beds



Desk lampDecorative Accent LampDesigner & Custom Lighting
Energy Saving LightingLED Lighting Products & FixturesAmbient Lighting
Pendant LightingCeiling LightsOther Lights


DeskComputer deskTable
Office tableDining tableBedside table
Low tableCoffee tableKitchen table
Conference tableFolding tableReception table
Bar tableConsole tableBathroom vanity
Others Tables/desks



Baby and Children tableBaby & Children chairBaby & Children bed
Baby Crib & BassinetBaby playmatOther children furniture



Commercial furnitureOffice furnitureRetail furniture
Bathroom furnitureBedroom furnitureLiving room furniture
Home office furnitureKitchen furnitureNursery furniture
Kids furnitureOthers furniture



Outdoor chairOutdoor Sofa & BenchOutdoor table
Swimming Pool furnitureGarden furniturePublic park & Public area furniture
Other outdoor furniture



Armoire & ClosetBookcaseCabinet
WardrobeCarpetRug & Runner
Curtains & FabricCushionFrame
Other Homeware




Interior Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: Student

The Interior Design of the Year Award and Emerging Interior Designer of the Year 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 the SIT Awards.


House Interior DesignApartment Interior DesignResidential Design
Office DesignRetails DesignSales Office Design
Commercial DesignMix Use Building: Residential and CommercialInstitutional Design
Hotel DesignBar DesignRestaurant Design
Sport and Entertainment Spaces DesignConceptual DesignsExhibition Space Design
Public Space DesignZones and Rooms DesignOthers Interior Design


Innovation Center – Winner of the Year – Professional

The SIT Furniture Design Award has created an “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 grant of US$3000.00 to realize a prototype or start the production. The digital innovation center focuses this year on Smart Furniture.

    • Being Smart: Furniture that is adaptable such as easily moved around, adjusted, and changed, 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.


Submission tips to the SIT Furniture Design Award

We have created a list of the best tips to guide you through the submission process, step by step, making sure your design entry is strong and will have 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 won!
  • Since we have an international jury panel, the project description, credits, and other information need be written in English.
  • The entry description is one of the most essential parts of your submission, so make your description engaging and interesting; keep it succinct, but still, give as much information as possible; share the original idea for the design, the creative trigger, how it contributes to society or local communities, etc.
  • You can upload up to 10 images with each entry. Select some images that give an overall view of the product design, and others which are close-up picture. Please keep in mind that in case you have a winning submission, the cover image (the first image you upload) will be displayed on the website Winners Gallery and in the Annual SIT Digital Book, so it GFPuld be the image that best represents your entry overall.
  • Don’t forget 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.
  • Credit all of the designers that 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 in multiple sub-categories. To increase your chance of winning we recommend that you enter the projects in more than 1 sub-category. A 50% discount is offered when entering your design in additional sub-categories.



Submission requirements

  • The project must have been completed within the last 5 years
  • Provide a brief description of the design or implementation
  • Provide a Designer/ Student and/or Company Profile / University
  • Give names of those who need be credited for the design or product (i.e. company, designer, engineer, mentor, professor, etc.)
  • Up to 10 images of your lighting design, including an optional company logo
  • Product Specification PDF (Mainly for Product Design Category, but Spec Sheet can also be included for Implementation or manufacturing details used in the design) – recommended