IFDA Furniture Competition 2011

The IFDA (International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa) has been held every three years since 1990. It is considered an important occasion for the furniture industry in Asahikawa to exchange ideas with designers from Japan as well as from other parts of the world. The International Furniture Design Competition, the main event of the fair, serves as an indicator of the future of wooden furniture designs. In addition, it is the focus of public attention because of its introduction of cutting-edge designs.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea/Commercialize, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture
Country Japan
Registration Deadline 31 October 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 October 2010
Eligibility All

Jury
Motomi Kawakami (designer, Japan)
Naoto Fukasawa (designer, Japan)
Noritsugu Oda (professor at Hokkaido Tokai University, Japan)
Gunilla Allard (designer, Sweden)
Yeoh-Hang Yoon (designer and university professor, Korea)
Minoru Nagahara (chairman of the IFDA Organizing Committee, Japan)

Prize
Gold Leaf (1): JPY 3,000,000
Silver Leaf (2): JPY 1,000,000
Bronze Leaf (5): JPY 300,000
Maple Leaf (1): JPY 1,000,000

Entry Fee
Registration on the Internet: JPY 5,000 for each entry
Registration by post: JPY 6,000 for each entry

Timetable
Main selection process:Mid-March, 2011

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Asahikawa Furniture Industry Cooperative Office

Official Website
http://www.asahikawa-kagu.or.jp/ifda/