Welcome to the Green Furniture Award - the design competition for Outstanding Sustainable Design!
In 2008 the designer Johan Berhin decided to make a difference in the world and forge ahead in the field of eco design. He initiated a global competition, the Green Furniture Award, to find the best eco design furniture ideas to highlight these and have them produced. The competition has become a world leader in its genre and Green Furniture Sweden has become the collection of the winners – expressive furniture with the ambition to become green modern classics.
The jury has a mix from authorities in sustainable design and the furniture industry. Green Furniture Sweden has put six of the contributions from 2009 to 2012 into production;
Outstanding Sustainable Design incorporates aspects as the choice and sourcing of material, production methods, efficient use of materials, ways of disassembling and recycling, social responsibility, etc. Outstanding Sustainable Design is also meaning a piece of furniture to keep and treasure – with a story to tell, that ages in a nice way, that can last beyond current trends and have the potential of becoming a classic.
Prizes and Award Ceremony (we double the award sum for GFA 2014, see news 2013)
The Green Furniture Award consists of the following prizes:
1) A first prize of 50 000 SEK (approx. 5500 Euro)
The contribution winning the first Prize will be exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair
2) A second prize of 30 000 SEK (approx. 3300 Euro)
3) A third prize of 20 000 SEK (approx. 2200 Euro)
2009, 2010 and 2012 two additional Honorable Mentions were also awarded. In 2011 the same contribution was awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize and four Honorable Mentions were awarded.
The Jury has the right to redistribute the prizes (as in the 2011 Award, T-shirt Chair was given 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize) or postpone a prize to a following year (the Award sum added to the next year's Award if no contributions live up to the Jury's expectation of winners).
The Official Award ceremony is held at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in the beginning of February each year.
Green Furniture Award ceremony 2012
Green Furniture Award 2011 winner Maria Westerberg being photographed on her "T-shirt Chair" after the Award ceremony at Stockholm Furniture Fair
First Prize Winner 2010, "Leaf Lamp"
by Peter Schumacher, Australia
Third Prize Winner 2009, "Fiction"
book case by Johanna Landin, Sweden