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Fringe Furniture Awards Program

Fringe Furniture recognizes design excellence and innovation through a tailored awards program that is made possible by the generous support of industry and community.

Award for Design Innovation

Selection Criteria:

  • A well resolved design
  • A high degree of functionality
  • An inherently innovative element to the design
Circular Economy Award

Selection Criteria:

  • Waste avoidance
  • Maximum recycled content
  • Minimal embodied energy
  • Ease of disassembly for end of life material separation and reprocessing
  • Market readiness
The Craftsmanship Award

Selection Criteria:

Innovation and excellence in manufacturing, specifically in areas of:

  • material choice
  • methods of assembly
  • quality of finish
  • overall durability in both design and construction
Award for Lighting Innovation

Selection Criteria:

The winning design will demonstrate:

  • Marketability
  • Originality
  • Manufacturing efficiency
  • Design detailing
  • Narrative
Emerging Designer Award

Selection Criteria:

  • Designer must be emerging, ie. within the first 5 years of creative or professional practice
  • Originality of Design
  • Craftsmanship
  • Suitability of the design for its intended function or purpose
The Production Ready Award

Selection Criteria:

  • Suitability for low-volume batch production
  • Good use of CNC technology or the potential for CNC to be used
  • Potential opportunities for licensing of design for production and sale
Bettermorphosis Award

Selection Criteria:

  • Best response to the 2020 provocation, Bettermorphosis
Most Experimental Award