Australian Furniture Design Award 2020

State VIC
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition EOI & Single Stage Design Competition
Winner James Walsh


Brian Parkes CEO Jamfactory
Helen Kontouris Designer & Creative Director LEN
Simone LeAmon Curator NGV
Tom Owens Managing Director & Principal Gensler
Tony Russell Brand Director Stylecraft

Image: Elliat Rich, Tall place (detail) from the Other places series, 2018.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Registrations are open now until 15 November. Register here.

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft are proud to present the Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 as part of Melbourne Design Week. CityLab is the Competition Advisor for the Competition. Designers are invited to make submissions responding to the Melbourne Design Week 2020 theme ‘How can design shape life?’

The winning designer will receive a $20,000 cash prize, and invitation from Stylecraft to develop a design through to commercial production for distribution and a two-week residency program at JamFactory in Adelaide to experiment with new ideas and materials, prototype new work or explore new making processes.

A shortlist of five entrants will be invited to proceed to Stage Two and present their realised designs for exhibition and judging at the Stylecraft showroom during Melbourne Design Week 2020.
Stage Two
Launch 09 December 2019
Question Period 09 December 2019 - 17 January 2020
Stage Two Close 20 February 2020 (5:00pm AEST)
Freight Collection 20 February (08:00am AEST)
Exhibition Launch 20 March 2020