2025 SIT Furniture Design Awards Accepting Applications

Submissions are now open for the SIT Furniture Design Awards, which celebrate the strategic thinking, imagination and creativity that goes into crafting furniture pieces.

“With over 400 outstanding submissions last year, we can’t wait to see this year’s entries, especially those championing sustainability,” says Astrid Hebert, director and co-founder of 3C Awards, the company behind the SIT awards. “We look forward to celebrating innovative, eco-conscious designs that inspire the future of our industry.”

The theme of the fifth edition of the awards program is Seat and Beyond, which encourages designers to push the boundaries and explore new possibilities.

The jury panel is comprised of influential professionals renowned in the global design community. It includes Alain Gilles, founder and lead designer, Alain Gilles: The Studio; Bo Zhang, artist and chief designer, Desz Office; Niko Kapa, design director, Studio Niko Kapa; Christina Chen-Chiao Kuo, creative director and founder, Kuuo Living; Nataly Bolshakova, founder and lead designer, Bolshakova Interiors, Steven Yeung, founder, Kar; Zhou Yi, chief designer, Dayi Design; and Lilian González-González, industrial design academic coordinator, Anáhuac University of México, and board member, World Design Organization.

The awards program is open to industry professionals and students aged 18 and up, across the world. Conceptual designs, projects in progress or completed are accepted. Entries must be no more than five years old.

Submissions made by the early bird deadline, Sept. 8, enjoy a 10 per cent discount. An extended early bird deadline is offered from Sept. 9-Oct. 31, providing a five per cent discount. The regular deadline is Jan. 12, 2025. Works can be submitted up until April 20, but a 10 per cent late fee will apply.

This year’s winners were announced May 28. Furniture Design of the Year went to the Poty Armchair by Stdio Lucas. Daphne by Studio Paolo Ferrari was recognized with Interior Design of the Year. Otto Lounge Chair by Jenna Jang, ArtCenter College of Design, received Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year.

Other winners in furniture design included JG Neukomm Architecture, Suffolk Gallery Bench; Noriko Hashida Design, Enots Floor Chair; La Firme, Sarto Series; and Street + Garden, Honeysuckle Park Newcastle Australia.

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