ISFD 3rd Annual Innovation + Design Deadline Extended to July 10th

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The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is extending the entry deadline for their INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 competition and exhibition to July 10th. This furniture industry sponsored juried competition is designed to acknowledge 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 maker/designers and students within the continental US.


“The INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 competition and exhibition showcases the products and designs of the top independent furnishing’s makers in the seating, occasional tables, occasional storage, lighting, accessories, and dining room furniture categories,” stated 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 the “Meet the Designers” event held at The LOFT at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd in High Point, on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 pm. 


“Also, all finalists’ projects will be uniquely 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. 3rd,” Conrad added.


INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 is supported by ISFD, and partners: DB International Market Centers, the High Point Market Authority, Furniture Today, Congdon Yards, Alderman Company, 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 please visit  INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 .



About The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD)


The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is an association advocating for outstanding design and the furniture designers whose creativity drives the industry’s engine. They seek to elevate the role of design and designer through networking, mentorship and professional development opportunities, and continuously promote, advance and support the profession of furniture design and its positive impact.


With professional and student members around the world and across the country, their diverse professional membership specializes in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. More information about ISFD and their awards programs, please visit their website,  You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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