HCMC – The Hoa Mai Design Awards for wooden furniture was officially launched today morning (September 27) to seek talented designers and discover innovative, practical wooden furniture design solutions.
The design awards has been organized annually by the Fine Arts and Wood Processing Association of HCMC (HAWA) since 2002, with the primary sponsorship of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).
It has garnered significant attention and participation from numerous design firms, interior furnishing companies, architects, university representatives, and individuals passionate about shaping and enhancing living spaces.
The theme for the Hoa Mai Design Awards 2023 is “Saigon Metropolitan,” with the objective of uncovering creative and highly practical wooden furniture solutions tailored to the needs of modern urban living environments. Entries this year are expected to embody four core values: Creativity, Sustainability, Adaptability, and Heritage.
A notable highlight of the 20th Hoa Mai Design Awards is the introduction of an entirely new category, the Grand Award, designed for furniture manufacturers, interior design studios, and individuals with over five years of experience in the field.
The Open Award continues to cater to young designers and students from universities and colleges specializing in Architecture and Interior Design.
With a total prize value of VND700 million across both categories, participants in the Hoa Mai Design Awards 2023 will also have the opportunity to showcase their products at Hawa Expo 2024, the largest furniture and interior export fair in HCMC.
The top 20 finalists from the Open Awards and the top 10 from the Grand Award will receive booth sponsorships at Hawa Expo 2024, with each valued at VND60 million.