The inaugural Soho House Design Prize is the new global initiative in partnership with Genesis Motor America, created to support emerging designers. They are looking for up-and-coming talent in furniture, product design, architecture, landscaping, light, sound, VR, and more. They are encouraging submissions that celebrate simplicity, stand the test of time, and make lives better. Priority will be given to environmentally conscious ideas that use sustainable materials.
How to apply:
You do not have to be a member of Soho House to apply here.
Soho House say, “If you’re an emerging designer*, pitch an idea for a site-specific creation for one of our Houses in North America. Your idea can take the form of any design discipline. It needs to be rooted in simplicity and sustainability and stand the test of time.”
Dids Macdonald, OBE., CEO of ACID said, “This is an amazing opportunity for some of ACID’s incredibly talented designers to enter for this prestigious design prize. If you decide to enter, ensure that you raise awareness about your IP ownership and that you’re a member of ACID.”
A panel of experts will shortlist 10 finalists to receive mentorship from industry leaders, including Thomas Heatherwick, Lucy Hardcastle, and Alex Josephson. They’ll be invited to the closing ceremony in Los Angeles to showcase their ideas. The Soho House Design Prize winner will receive US$30,000 to bring their idea to life with their support. The closing date is June 1st 2021.
*Those in the first three to five years of a design practice.
A profile of the judges can be found here.
Nabil Aliffi, Soho House’s Chief Creative Officer said, “Good design is at the heart of Soho House with the aim of making things simple, timeless and easier for everyone. We’d like to reach out to emerging designers across the globe to participate in our inaugural Design Prize.”
Seize the opportunity and start the application here.
See further information about Soho House here.