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
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:
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:
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.
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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