Australian Furniture Design Award
The Australian Furniture Design Award (AFDA) is a biennial award that 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.
The Australian Furniture Design Award was established by Stylecraft in 2015 as Australia’s richest furniture design prize. The AFDA will return for Melbourne Design Week in 2024.
The finalists for the Australian Furniture Design Award 2024 are:
- Bala Ga’ Lili – Bonhula Yunupingu and Damien Wright
- Marta Figueiredo
- Michael Gittings
- Nae Tanakorn
- supermanoeuvre + Tomkins Design
The shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their realised designs for exhibition and judging at the Stylecraft showroom during Melbourne Design Week 2024. The winning designer will receive a cash prize of AUD $20,000 and an invitation to develop a commercial range or product with Stylecraft.
The 2024 jury comprises Ewan McEoin, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture at the NGV (Chair); Tony Russell, Brand Director at Stylecraft, Melbourne; Anne-Claire Petre, Founder Anaca Studio, Melbourne; Hamish Guthrie co-director Hecker Guthrie, Melbourne, and Elliat Rich, Alice Springs-based designer and 2017 AFDA winner. Competition advisor 2024 is Simone LeAmon, Curator, Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV.
For more information visit the NGV website.