SIT Furniture Design Award has created a “Digital Innovation Center”, to be a unique blend of design and creativity thinking, Computational thinking, culture integration, and sustainability’s maker.
The centre is focusing every year on 3 topics to highlight inventions, look at today’s challenges, and how to overcome them. The yearly winner of the “Digital Innovation Center” professional or student will receive a grant of US$4000 to realize a prototype or start production.
For its inaugural launch, the digital innovation centre will focus on:
- Home office furniture: Combine living and working: While home office is becoming the norm in some industries; SIT encourages designers to rethink the “Homeworking experience”. How to be more user-centric? How to integrate the home office in a limited personal space? Imagine the Seat & Desk of tomorrow? What are the new needs? … etc…
- Technology integration: upgrade your furniture: What is the next technology integration in furniture design? Today’s integration of the “Internet of Things (IoT)” concept and services are growing exponentially. Let’s imagine, build, and scale new innovative furniture and experiences improving our daily life.
- Reuse and/or Recycle: give a second life: Recycle and reuse are the most effective ways to save natural resources, protect the environment, and save money. This theme has been created to present furniture helping sustain the environment for future generations. Envision a second life to materials/ furniture or allows the equipment to be used to their fullest extent.
SIT Furniture Design Award Jury panel will look deeply at the process to create a successful product/furniture that resonates with today’s users. It must be technologically feasible and successfully applicable to solve all kinds of innovation challenges and problems.