Green Furniture Award – the design competition for Outstanding Sustainable Design!
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.
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:
Fiction bookshelf (2009), Leaf Lamp (2010), BlockShelf (2010), Sheep bench (2010), T-shirt Chair (2011), and Jar Lamp (2012), and three of them has developed into product series currently sold by Green Furniture Sweden AB.
We double the award sum 2014!
As no winners were presented 2013, the award sum is doubled the coming year. That means a total sum of 200 000 SEK (approx. 23 000 Euro) in prize money!
The Green Furniture Award 2014 consists of the following prizes:
A first prize of 100 000 SEK (approx. 11 500 Euro)
A second prize of 60 000 SEK (approx. 7 000 Euro)
A third prize of 40 000 SEK (approx. 4 600 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 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 has been held at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in the beginning of February each year. In 2014 we plan to present the finalists both at Stockholm Furniture Fair and at the Milano Design Week in cooperation with Cappellini.