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Design Show Australia plays host to Australia’s Next Top Designer, shinning a spotlight on those leading the next generation of design.

We’re looking for emerging designers, makers and creatives, that have breakthrough products and concepts shaping the future of design.

This showcase and competition is a platform to generate maximum exposure for new designers, while celebrating sustainable and innovative design.

View 2024 Shortlists

Australia's premier event for Interiors, Architecture & Fitout

13-15 June 2023, ICC Sydney

Design Show Australia is the proven and trusted trade event – bringing premium brands, manufacturers and suppliers together with designers, specifiers and buyers working across commercial, workplace, retail, hospitality, multi-res and residential interiors.

2024 Shortlists

Click on each profile to view their shortlisted products


Australia's Next Top Designer Awards

Finalists will be evaluated based on product quality, sustainability, and product innovation. Additionally, they will also receive:

  • Opportunity to be named Australia’s Next Top Designer 2024
  • Space within the showcase area to display product/series
  • Free three-day access to the event, speaker series and award ceremony
  • Opportunity to utilise a data capture device to generate contact details of attendees interested in their product (additional fee)
  • Inclusion in printed event magazine
  • Inclusion in digital event magazine
  • Onsite branding and recognition of yourself and your product
  • Social media awareness and recognition
  • Media exposure through media attendance at the show

Criteria and Eligibility

Australia’s Next Top Designers Showcase is open to early stage and emerging designers to submit a product or series. Submissions can include conceptual designs on the priviso that they will be made for the event if the application is successful in becoming a finalist

Categories for applicants include:

  • New - Studying
  • Emerging - top to 5 years in practice

Categories represented include:

  • Product: furniture & lighting
  • Object + Art: object, accessories, textile, art & ceramics

Product must not display elsewhere in the show, and product must be produced within the last 12 months.

Terms & Conditions

Before you dive into unleashing your creativity and showcasing your talents, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions governing this exciting event. We encourage you to read through them carefully to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Terms and Conditions

Australia’s Next Top Designers is presented in collaboration with WORKSHOPPED

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