ISFD extends deadline for INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 entries
The International Society of Furniture Designers is extending the entry deadline for its INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 competition and exhibition to July 10. This furniture industry-sponsored juried competition is designed to recognize professional designers who make their own product and the next generation of serious woodworking students, who are anticipating a career in the custom wood and related home furnishings industries. The competition is open to professional makers/designers and students within the continental United States.
“The INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 competition and exhibition showcases the products and designs of the top independent furnishings makers in the seating, occasional table, occasional storage, lighting, accessories and dining room furniture categories,” said John Conrad, executive director of ISFD. “It is an excellent opportunity for designers, makers, artisans and students to gain career-launching industry exposure as they express their creativity and imagination with innovative designs of executable home furnishings. As an added benefit, this year’s finalists will be interviewed for the international podcast, “Design Between the Lines,” and the winners will be featured in industry publications. Category winners will also receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$1000. Best of show winners will receive Congdon Yards Generator gift cards to work on any project of their choice. The entry fee is $50.
The INNOVATION + DESIGN competition will culminate with a display of the finalist’s projects and an announcement of the winners at a “Meet the Designers” event held at The Loft at Congdon Yards in High Point on Sept. 22.
All finalists’ projects will be photographed by more than 25 area photographers participating in the INNOVATION + DESIGN’s photographic competition. The winners of the photographic competition will be announced at a live celebration on Oct. 3.
INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 is supported by ISFD and several partners: DB International Market Centers, the High Point Market Authority, Furniture Today, Congdon Yards, Alderman Co., Phillips Collection, Bienenstock Furniture Library, IFDA, Theatre Art Galleries, HPXD, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation, and Visit High Point.
For complete entry details, visit INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022.