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Outstanding designs and the prestigious gathering of design luminaries

The SIT Furniture Design Award celebrated visionary designers in furniture and interior design at KKL Luzern, Switzerland.

The SIT Furniture Design Award, an esteemed celebration of innovation and excellence in the world of furniture design, as well as those who incorporate furniture into their projects, took place at the iconic KKL Luzern in Switzerland on November 18th.

This gala event, set against the stunning architectural backdrop of KKL Luzern, served as a platform to honor the industry’s top talents and their significant contributions. The evening commenced with an inspiring opening speech delivered by Dominic Sturm, the President of the Swiss Design Association (SDA), establishing the mood for an evening dedicated to recognition and celebration.

Gala Night at KKL Luzern, SIT Furniture Design Award 2023

The event boasted a diverse and distinguished list of attendees, representing the global design community’s richness and excellence.

Hossein Farmani, Co-Founder of 3C Awards, shared his excitement at the gala awards:

The brilliance on display tonight in interior and furniture design is awe-inspiring. Witnessing these remarkable projects receiving the recognition they deserve is a testament to the unparalleled creativity within our design community. It’s a celebration of spaces that not only function beautifully but also evoke emotions and leave a lasting imprint.”

M3 Performance® Mattress by BEDGEAR _ Innovation of the Year / SIT Furniture Design Award 2023

Among the notable professionals present were Kateryna Churina of Churina Design, Vincenzo Vinci of Vinci Design Studio, Vasil Velchev, Marcos Duailibe of Mc+ Arquitetos, and Cameron Smith of FurnitureSmith.

In addition, students from leading design universities, including the University of Stuttgart, UDIT – Universidad de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología, MIT Institute of Design, Artcenter Design of College, GeorgiaTech, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad De México, and more, added to the event’s vibrancy.

Muskoka Cottage by Studio Paolo Ferrari _ Interior Design of the Year _ SIT Furniture Design Award
Muskoka Cottage by Studio Paolo Ferrari _ Interior Design of the Year / SIT Furniture Design Award 2023

The designers awardee “Design of the Year 2023” included:

  • Innovation of the Year : “M3 Performance® Mattress” by BEDGEAR®
  • Interior Design of the Year: “Muskoka Cottage” by Studio Paolo Ferrari
  • Furniture Design of the Year: “Typology Ribbon Bench” by Designworks for Landscape Forms
  • Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year: “Daejo” by Tom Man
  • Emerging Interior Designer of the Year: “Soul Cave – Patagonia” by Tony Wu
Daejo by Tom Man _ Emerging Furniture Designer of the Year / SIT Furniture Design Award 2023

The event was hosted by Astrid Hebert and Hossein Farmani, who co-founded the 3C Awards. The trophies were presented by Charles O. Job, a renowned Designer & Architect and a member of the SIT Award Jury.

Charles, with his educational background from Oxford Brookes University and a wealth of experience in global architecture firms, is widely recognized for his dedication to simplicity in research, temporary architecture, and furniture design.

CANDY – Children’s chair by Enrico Azzimonti for ANFA / SIT Furniture Design Award 2023

Astrid Hebert, Co-Founder of 3C Awards, shared her thoughts on the successful night:

Tonight was a lively celebration of designers rocking the world of interiors and furniture. The atmosphere was charged with the energy of innovation, and it’s incredibly fulfilling to see these visionaries being acknowledged. The gala was a true celebration of the transformative power of design in our daily lives.

After the awards ceremonies, participants enjoyed a lavish cocktail dinner reception, providing a wonderful opportunity for industry experts to network, exchange ideas, and immerse themselves in their shared enthusiasm for innovation and creative expression.

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