Australian Furniture Design Award 2020


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











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

The winning designer received 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.