The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is pleased to announce that the INNOVATION + DESIGN 2021 competition and exhibition is accepting entries now through June 30th. This is a juried furniture industry sponsored competition intended for professional maker/designers and the next generation of serious woodworking students who are anticipating a career in the custom wood and related home furnishings industries. This contest is open to North American professional maker/designers and students. Finalists’ projects will be displayed Sept. 19-24, 2021 at The Loft at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd. in High Point, North Carolina. Winners will be announced at a “Meet the Designer” ceremony held at The Loft on Sept. 21 from 7-8:30 pm.
“The INNOVATION + DESIGN 2021 competition and exhibition is an excellent opportunity for designers, makers, artisans and students to express broader creativity, thoughtfulness, and inventiveness with executable designs in functional home furnishings,” stated John Conrad, executive director of ISFD. “In addition to the display at The Loft, The INNOVATION + DESIGN exhibition of the finalists’ products will also be shown to the public at Theater Art Galleries (TAG) in High Point from October through December 2021 and viewed by well over 500,000 industry and local people. Cash prizes of $250-$1000 will be awarded for professional and student levels in seating, occasional tables, occasional storage, lighting, accessories, and dining room furniture categories. Plus, as an added bonus, winners will gain access to The Generator,” Conrad added. The submission fee is $50 per piece, and applicants can submit two projects per category for consideration.
For complete entry details please visit innovation + design 2021