Bolia Design Awards 2024

Every year since 2007, we've paid tribute to the bright new talent in the industry. To give something back. To create the space and capacity for new talent, new ideas and new ways. We believe that something utterly unique is created in the intersection between tradition and innovation. And that fresh, new talent is the future.

  

Do you want to join?

Applications for this year's Bolia Design Awards are now open – and we look forward to exploring the designs of the future. Maybe together with you?

We are looking for those of you who dream of exploring new, sustainable possibilities, craftsmanship and materials – and who are passionate about creating beautiful designs that last for many years.

Zen Rug

Designed by Emily Broom, 2020

Bronco Vase

Designed by Fabio Vogel, 2017

Latch Coffee Table

Designed by Dazingfeelsgood, 2017

  

Are you brave, creative and innovative? Do you have a keen eye for both aesthetics and function? And do you have a burning desire to revolutionise the way we consume, design, create and live? Do you live and breathe for beautiful design experiences? And most importantly – do you really want to make it happen? To get your designs out into the real world? You might be the one we're looking for in our Bolia Design Awards.

  

Who can participate?

Those of you dreaming of your great breakthrough and who want to see your ideas brought to life. Those of you who think sustainably, creatively and who are passionate about Scandinavian design aesthetics, combined with curiosity and fascinating functionality. We look forward to receiving design ideas and reinterpretations from talent from all over the world.

  

    • How to take part

      You can enter up to three different designs up to and 20 September 2024. Use our online form and tell us about the thoughts behind it, what materials you’ve used and how your design reflects a timeless and sustainable mindset. This could be in terms of aesthetics, choice of materials, packaging, transport and perhaps anything else that we haven't thought of yet?

      You don't need to have a prototype ready, but it’s important that your design is feasible. Read more about the terms and conditions when you register.

      

    Application deadline: 20 September 2024

    Announcement of winners: October 2024

    We select the winners according to principles of sustainability, certified materials and alternative production methods, a clear identity, functionality and creativity.

    Our professional jury review all the submitted design proposals after the application deadline, and we will subsequently contact you if your design has made it through the eye of the needle. For the People's Choice Prize the jury selects 8 finalists, where our customers and followers get the chance to vote for their favourite design. The Jury Prize and the Circularity Prize are selected by the jury. All communication throughout the application process will take place in English.

    If you have any questions about the competition, please feel free to contact us at pr@bolia.com.

     

    Prizes

    The jury will select 8 finalists and among them the winners of the three awards below. All finalists are selected on the basis of aesthetics, creativity, sustainability and functionality.

    1. Jury Prize
    2. People's Choice Prize
    3. Circularity Prize

     

    The Circularity Prize is awarded to a design where circular design solutions are incorporated into every single detail and component. A design made from sustainably certified or recycled materials. A design that has the least possible impact on the environment throughout its lifetime and which in terms of identity, look and design is timeless and relevant year after year.

      

      

    We love to be transparent in everything we do, and to share our passion for better ways of living, working, and creating together. It’s all about embracing creativity and connecting all the aspects of our lives – to build inspiring spaces with natural materials, craftsmanship, and longevity at the forefront. Spaces that embody the essence of our Scandinavian design heritage. And at the heart of it all is our passion for creating. Because the spaces we create are who we are.