A Length to Sit Upon designed by Matthew Hurley

Design From Home 2020 Competition

In reaction to the current and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we wanted a way to help support our design community, and so in April we announced the Design From Home Competition.

The competition was open to all Australian residents, entries to Design From Home could be furniture, lighting or accessories; from dining tables and chairs, to wall hooks and mirrors, entries must focus on local manufacturing in Australia. We hoped that anyone and everyone would think about entering, whether they were a student, architect, ceramicist, jeweller, stylist, a design enthusiast, or anyone interested in putting pen to paper

The winner not only had the possibility of having their product put into production with royalties on ongoing sales, but also received a cash prize of AUD $1,000, with the runner-up receiving AUD $500.

Since 2016, we've been working with local manufacturers and production teams to produce furniture, lighting and accessories, supplying to commercial interiors and homes around the world. In 2018, we began working with designers external to Dowel Jones launching the Sister Collection by Tom Hancocks at Sight Unseen OFFSITE in New York. Since then, we've been working with multiple designers across the globe on new collections.


Matthew Hurley

CJ Anderson

Shortlisted Entrants
Georgia Frendo
Keemm Studio
Kirsten Perry
Magdalena Czapiewska
Sara Levitas, Ohr, Ranya, Sofia Sensor
Studio Tal Levin

Honourable Mentions
Studio Ephebe
Ben Forbes
Ying Zhang

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