April 11, 2022
The 2022 SIT Furniture Design Award is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Furniture Design and Interior Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 28th of February 2023, the program promises to attract entries from some of the most forward creative furniture firms, manufacturers, distributors, and independent designers from all around the world!
The SIT Furniture Design Award ™ was created as a way to celebrate and share the remarkable work of furniture designers and those who use furniture in their projects. Creativity, innovative vision, and accessibility in the furniture design community deserve to be applauded and shared widely, across the world.
Looking at challenges and seeking ways to overcome them are central to furniture design. For this reason, the SIT Furniture Design Award has created an Innovation Center, the winner of which will receive a cash prize of CHF 3’000 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.
In 2021, the awards received over 350 submissions from 47 countries, the range of work was as astounding as always, with honorees Jader Almeida, receiving the “Furniture Design of the year” grand title for “May’, Studio GAIA with the design of “W Washington D.C. Hotel”, RotoBed® designed by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen; based in England Knightsbridge Furniture Productions was awarded for the “Tron Furniture Range”, the program also recognized Messana O’Rorke with the “Junegrass House”and Karim Rashid for the “Keen Sun Chaise”. … just to name a few.
The 2022 jury, composed of 21 experienced designers and decorators’ experts, academics and media representatives will select the winners in each category in February 2023. Jurors include Juan Mellen, president of the Design Institute of Spain, Radhika Seth, Vice President of Sales for the well-known media Yanko Design, Stella Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Environmental Design Department at the ArtCenter College of Design in California and Fabio Colturri, Professor at the Istituto Marangoni Milano Design.
The “Furniture Design of the year” and “Interior Design of the Year” professionals and students will receive the coveted SIT Design Award Trophy; their winning projects will be showcased to the global audience and be featured in the Annual SIT Award catalog. Winning the SIT Design Awards is an opportunity to step into the global spotlight, elevate the company profile or boost a starting career.
Registration for the SIT Design Award is now open and will close on February 28th, 2023. Those who register before July 15th; will receive an early bird discount of 15%.