SIT DESIGN AWARD 2021 IS NOW OPEN!
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SIT Furniture Design Award

Celebrating inspirational interiors using furniture as the main focus.

The SIT Award not only awards the best in Furniture design and manufacturing but also the use of great furniture in an interior design.

Furniture is essential, across every continent and nation on earth — and how it is used and arranged, functionally and fashionably, to create new spaces and fresh moods, is as important as the individual pieces of furniture themselves. For this reason, we created the SIT Interior Design of the Year prize. You can find out more about this award, the categories, and what we are looking for, here.

Our winners are selected by a panel of creative minds, each an industry leader in the design world. To learn more about our jury, read more here.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – PROFESSIONAL

EMERGING INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR — STUDENT

The Interior Design of the Year winner will receive the SIT Awards trophy, considerable publicity and promotion, coverage, critical acclaim, and much more. To find out how much more, have a look at our benefits page.

We also have an Emerging Interior Designer of the Year Award, which has been created for students and young designers just starting out in the Interior Design discipline.

Finally, don’t forget to read our FAQ page. It has been designed to answer the most common queries which we might receive — and, if you have any questions of your own, the answer might already be there!

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

SUBMIT NOW