Design From Home Competition

Thank you to the 300+ people who entered the Design From Home Competition. 

Please not the winner announcement on 5th June has been postponed.

In reaction to the current and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we wanted a way to help support our design community, and so we are proud to announce the newly created Design From Home Competition.

Open to all Australian residents, entries to Design From Home can 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 will think about entering, whether you're a student, architect, ceramicist, jeweller, stylist, a design enthusiast, or anyone interested in putting pen to paper, we would love to see your submissions.

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

Entries must be submitted digitally, in a file no larger than 5MB and no longer than 5 pages. 

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.

"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.

Key dates
8th April, 2020: Entries Open
11th May, 2020: Entries Close
5th June, 2020: Winner Announced Postponed

→ Click here for Submission Information 
Click here for the Conditions of Entry

If you have any questions, please email