SIT Furniture Design Award Gears Up with Renowned Jury: Deadline Approaching!

SIT Furniture Design Award Gears Up with Renowned Jury: Deadline Approaching!

April 11, 2024

The SIT Furniture Design Award, a prestigious platform celebrating and sharing exceptional furniture design, is thrilled to welcome two esteemed design leaders to its esteemed jury: Alain Gilles and Bo Zhang. The SIT Furniture Design Award champions creativity, innovative vision, and accessibility within the global furniture design community. By recognizing and amplifying the work of talented designers, the award fosters a vibrant and inclusive design landscape.

Alain Gilles, founder and lead designer of The Studio, brings a wealth of experience to the jury. After a successful career in finance, he followed his passion for design, earning a degree in Industrial Design. Today, he collaborates with leading international furniture brands, shaping trends through his unique approach to product design, furniture design, art direction, and interior architecture.

Bo Zhang, artist and chief designer at Desz Office, is a master’s graduate in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Recognized by UNESCO as one of the “100 Future Artists,” Bo’s innovative and original designs have garnered international acclaim. His work graces renowned platforms like Design Miami, 1stDibs, and Singular Art, capturing the attention of influential design media.

Gilles and Zhang join a distinguished jury already featuring design luminaries like Christina Chen-Chiao Kuo of Kuuo Living Limited, Nataly Bolshakova of Bolshakova Interiors, Steven Yeung of Kar, Zhou Yi of Dayi Design, and Lilian González-González of Anáhuac University of México and the World Design Organization. A full list of jury members can be found on the SIT Furniture Design Award website.

We’re excited to have Alain Gilles and Bo Zhang on board this year,” says Astrid Hebert, Program Director of the SIT Furniture Design Award. “Their design expertise is fantastic, and their global outlook will be a huge help in choosing the most creative and inspiring furniture designs. With such a talented jury, I can’t wait to see who wins – this year’s competition is looking amazing!

The SIT Furniture Design Award is accepting submissions for its annual competition, but time is running out! Aspiring and established furniture designers are encouraged to submit their work by the deadline of April 14, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity for global recognition – visit the SIT Furniture Design Award website to learn more and apply today.