Design From Home Competition


Design From Home Competition Entries Now Open

In response to the extended lockdowns in Australia, we are proud to announce the second Design From Home Competition. In reaction to the current and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we wanted a way to help support our design community.

The competition is 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 hope that anyone and everyone would think about entering, whether you are a student, architect, ceramicist, jeweller, stylist, design enthusiast, or anyone interested in putting pen to paper

The winner not only has the possibility of having their product put into production with royalties on ongoing sales but also receives 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 New York designer and artist Tom Hancocks at Sight Unseen OFFSITE in New York. Earlier this year we launched the Volta Collection designed by Argentinian studio RIES.

Key Dates
- Entries Open 21st July, 2021
- Entries Close 31st July, 2021
- Announcement 6th August, 2021

- Winner AUD $1,000
- Runner-up AUD $500

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If you have any questions about the competition, please send us an email to

Read about the first Design From Home Competition.

"What started as a simple collaborative exploration between us quickly turned in to real-life manifestations, and then continued to grow beyond any expectations I had. I’d get regular updates with new colourways, expanding the chair into a full collection, to seeing exposure in all kinds of exciting large scale projects and publications around the world" says Tom Hancocks on working on the Sister Collection.

“The Volta collection we designed for Dowel Jones was conceived on long after-hours conversations, and deep in the night Whatsapp chats. Seeing the product come to life after prototyping, and then seeing the final product was amazing. Now we’re super excited to see how the pieces will perform and expect to surprise ourselves with wild colour combinations” says Marcos Altgelt of RIES Studio on working on the Volta Collection.