The Award celebrates the most interesting furniture and lighting design being created in Australia today, with a particular emphasis on new design ideas, critical and creative thinking, sustainability, material development and research that explores innovative production processes.
Now in its fifth iteration, the NGV and Stylecraft present the Australian Furniture Design Award as a two-stage competition with the first stage being an open call for a new and original furniture or lighting design concept and information on the entrant’s professional practice.
From the entries received, a shortlist of 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 2024.
Stage Two Launch: 08 November 2023
Stage Two Close: 22 April 2024 (1PM AEST)
Stage Two Evaluation & Presentations: 22 May 2024
Exhibition opens to general public: 23 May 2024
The winning designer will receive:
Cash prize: AUD$20,000 (ex GST) cash prize with associated press activity; and,
Stylecraft invitation: an invitation to develop a commercial range or product with Stylecraft.
JamFactory residency: an invitation to do a two-week professional development residency at JamFactory in Adelaide.
The finalists for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2024 are:
Bala Ga’ Lili – Bonhula Yunupingu and Damien Wright
supermanoeuvre + Tomkins Design