Prize Designs for Modern Furniture + Lighting 2024
The Global Design Awards for New Furniture + Lighting
New Chairs, Seating, Tables, Desks, Wall and Ceiling Partitions, Fabrics/Textiles, Wall and Floorcovering, Urban Furniture, and Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
Deadline for Submissions:
March 15, 2024
Announcement of Winning Projects:
Winners Published in the Book “New Modern Furniture + Lighting”
Global Design News Museum Exhibition at The European Centre, Athens, Greece,
October , 2024
Gala Dinner and Formal Presentation of the Awards in Athens, Greece, October, 2024
In 1949, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) organized the “Prize Designs for Modern Furniture” to encourage the best of contemporary design by exhibiting the most notable examples in the furniture industry thereby stimulating production by manufacturers for the mass-produced market.
Seven decades later, Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design are relaunching this historic event.
Curated by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Prize Designs for Modern Furniture opened in 1950 at MoMA in New York.
The idea of the competition was to draw the attention of technicians and designers from all over the world to produce new and fresh ideas leading to the manufacture and wide distribution of a new type of furniture for today’s new homes.
The Program 2024
For 2023, Prize Designs for Modern Furniture + Lighting presents a unique opportunity to present new furniture, lighting, and materials to the world’s architects, corporate end-users, furniture specifiers, and the general public.
The new, reformatted program showcases the best and the most outstanding new examples of furniture and lighting created by some of the most renowned international designers and architects and produced and marketed by the best and most innovative manufacturers worldwide.
Thanks to its global reach and highly reputable jury, the winners of the annual Global Design News Prize Designs can be considered as the definitive list of the world’s best furniture, lighting, and fabric/textile products.
Winner’s Pack 2024
• Winning submissions receive the Prize Design Award Certificates and Prize Design Award Trophy
• Winning Prize Designs are given a signet (digital) for product communications
• Exclusive coverage in the online platform Global Design News
• Global Design News Newsletter of all awarded winners
• Coverage on the Global Design News social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
• Winning designs are entered into the Permanent Design Collection of The Chicago Athenaeum
• Book publication of all award winners in “New Modern Furniture + Lighting“
• Exhibition of awarded products at Contemporary Space Athens as well as the possibility of traveling inside Europe
• Winning designers and manufacturers may use the Prize Design Logo for marketing, merchandising, and promotional use through an exclusive license with Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd
Evaluation Criteria and Judging
The awarded products are selected by a jury organized by Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The jury deliberately uses subjective and aesthetic criteria in its selection. First and foremost, Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design see the award-winning products as having an influence on design development in the present or near future.
The 2023 Jury
Erik Behrens is an emerging international Architect and Creative Director at AECOM. His work is signified by ambitious designs, many defying traditional architectural conventions. He has designed numerous architectural projects for a high-profile client base including leading patrons of the Art and Design World such as James Dyson and Karl Lagerfeld. His current work includes the conversion of the iconic Waterloo Eurostar Terminal in the UK, the Gordie Howe International Bridge between the US and Canada, a confidential Vertical Mixed-Use Tower in the ‘megatall’ building category and a series of Hyper Luxury Hotel projects in the Redsea. His recently completed work includes Oxygen Park and the Al Wahda Gateway Arches in Qatar. Prior to AECOM, he worked with renowned architects such as Qingyun Ma (MADA s.p.a.m.) and Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and directed research and design studios at the KIT in Germany. He is a subject matter expert for The Times Academy and a regularly invited design critic at Universities including the Bartlett School of Architecture, Harvard GSD, AA London and the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University.
Baranowitz + Kronenberg Architecture is the interior design and architecture studio of Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz based in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. For the past twenty years the studio has become renowned for creating hotels, restaurants and public and commercial spaces that attract modern nomads and locals alike. B+K Architecture has proven able to turn historical landmarks and rough, sometimes inaccessible spaces into instant design classics that are open and welcoming, drawing on the stories of the past. With their unique contextual awareness, they are not only keeping local history relevant but are also serving the needs of global cities of the 21st century. Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz have developed a narrative driven mode of developing their designs which gives context and meaning to what would otherwise be a collection of easily forgettable facts, things and places. They are storytellers. Drawing implicitly on the sensuous connection between life, selves, history, memory, craftsmanship and experience, the choices B+K Architecture make in every act of design embody this connection in a fresh way.
Piero Lissoni is architect, art director and designer and is recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design. For over thirty years, he has developed projects the world over in the fields of architecture, landscape and interior, as well as in product and graphic design. He is also art director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo. Some of the most important architecture and interior projects deserving of mention include the Shangri-La Shougang Park in Beijing (2021) realized for the 2022 winter Olympics, The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach (2020), the Grand Park Hotel in Croatia (2019), the restyling of the historic Camparino bar in the Galleria of Milan (2019), The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), the residential projects One Paraiso and Grand Paraiso in Miami (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), the Sanlorenzo yachts SX112 (2020), SX76 (2018) and SX88 (2017), the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012) in addition to the corporate headquarters of Boffi, Cassina, Fantini, Glas Italia, Living Divani and the Sanlorenzo shipyards in La Spezia and Ameglia. Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d’Oro ADI.
Yiannis Ghikas was born in Athens Greece. With his background encompassing Computer Science alongside Design, he employs functionality as the ultimate purpose of his designs while explores their potential emotive responses. He sees design as a process of satisfying needs either tangible or intangible.
His Monarchy stool has received the red dot design award (2009) and the German design award (2016).
His Soda tables for the italian brand Miniforms, entirely made of mouth blown Murano glass, got instantly the attention of the design world and won the archiproducts design award, the Azure magazine award and are shortlisted for the Dezeen design award 2021 so far.
In 2018 he was selected to participate in a three-month design residency in Arita, Japan where he worked with the local potter’s community, a valuable experience, not only in design but also in cultural aspect.
He has worked with companies like Objekten (Belgium), miniforms (Italy), Hiro (Italy), convex (Greece), Sarandis group (Greece), the Industrial Gas Museum/Athens, Biocidetech (UK), Marubun (Japan). His work has been exhibited internationally.
Designer Chen Min was born in an artistic family in Hangzhou, China, has studied in the Köln International School of Design, the Design Academy Eindhoven, and the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. He is proficient in five foreign languages and set up his own studio in 2012, finding the best bonding point between tradition and modernisation, east and west has always been what Chen Min Office is good at.He provides design services for BASF, Bic, de Sede, Loewe, Nike, Starbucks, Veneta Cucine and so on. Being the only finalist of 2018 Loewe Craft Prize in China, he was invited by the Loewe Foundation to be an expert judge for Craft Prize 2019.
Sotiris Lazou studied at the University of Western Attica, earning a BA in interior architecture. He completed his Master’s Degree in Industrial Design at Domus Academy in Milan. Learning under sacred design masters such as Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Citterio etc.
Sotiris treats all projects with an holistic approach, relying on archetypal forms, aspiring to be timeless. With each project, his inspiration comes from different stemming ideas. Stating that his work is not only a way of life and expression, its also an integral part of his life. He earned a Good Design Award in 2008 for the “cosmos.” A table produced by Varangis, is located at the Atheneum Museum of Chicago. The “cosmos” was also a Nominee at the German Design Awards. In 2021 he earned a Big See Award for the “Hollywater” washbasin produced by Urbi et Orbi and the same year an Honorable mention at the LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS for “Lucera” table light produced also by Urbi et Orbi. In 2022 he earned a Good Design Award again for “Lucera” table light.
Publications, Exhibitions, Official Ceremony
CATALOGUE: “New Modern Furniture + Lighting”
Winning entries for The Prize Designs for Modern Furniture + Lighting published by Global Design News and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.
The European Centre/ Contemporary Space Athens, Greece
GALA & FORMAL PRESENTATION
The two major categories and the corresponding subcategories are as follows:
|1. Seating Units||8. Table Units|
|2. Chair Units||9. Wall and Ceiling Partitions|
|3. Office Chair Units||10. Built-in-Furniture|
|4. Office/Home Desk Units||11. Fabric/ Textile Units|
|5. Office Pod Units||12. Floor and Wallcovering Units|
|6. Storage Units||13. Urban Furniture|
|1. Table Lighting Units||4. Floor Lighting Units|
|2. Ceiling Lighting Units||5. Outdoor Lighting Units|
|3. Wall Lighting Units|
How to apply
Please fill out postal or online applications, noting the following:
• One submission must be completed for each project.
• Images should be in high-resolution (300 dpi, 1920×1080, up to 6Mb each), and of .jpg / .jpeg / .png format.
• Project descriptions should not exceed 500 words.
• For online applications, after completing the registration and submission process for your project a form summary of your application will be sent to your email.
• For postal applications, images and project descriptions of each project can be sent either through WeTransfer or Dropbox (or any other similar platform) along with a fully completed form at email@example.com.
• Entry Fee: €295 per submitted project. After we receive the filled-out form and check all materials an invoice will be sent to your email.
• Please provide the bank transfer receipt with your payment together with all other materials of your application.
If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IMPORTANT: The information provided here MUST be accurate as it will form the basis for any future publication as well as the web presentation that will become part of the exhibition.
If you are entering this information on behalf of the designer OR manufacturer, the information must be correct.
Please take time to ensure that this is the case, as changes/corrections in the submitted information may incur costs, should any changes be needed during the publication process.
Application form 2024
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