Northern Design Award 2022

We are looking for accessories!

We hereby welcome all design talents from around the world to participate in the Northern Design Award 2022. As a contemporary producer of furniture, lighting and accessories, Northern is always searching for new original, innovative and sustainable ideas. Do you have a design concept you believe in and want to show? Or maybe just a beautiful functional object you have designed?


Let us see your creations and if we can make a future design icon together.




The theme for 2022 is accessories. We are looking for sustainable products that lead the way in the design field. We are open to new materials and production techniques, but the design needs to be realistic to produce. Think creatively and boldly, make use of modern technology or ancient craft. The challenge is yours.

Submitted objects must be defined within the interior accessory category.


Who can participate?

Northern Design Award is a talent competition for designers within all design and architecture related disciplines. Entrants can be based anywhere in the world.

Submission deadline

10 April 2022



1st prize – 1000 Euro
2nd price – 500 Euro
3rd price – 500 Euro gift card (Northern products)

Entries meeting our evaluation criteria’s will be evaluated in our upcoming product selections.



Ine Stokka – Interior Architect (Sane)
Tonje Madsen – Editor-In-Chief (Bo Bedre Magazine)
Kristian Trengereid – Lead Designer (Gjensidige)
Jomi Evers – Product Developer (Northern)
Sondre Lie – Production Manager (Northern)

Submission requirements

Please send a short presentation (Max. 3 pages) in .PDF or .JPG format describing your idea in a comprehensible way (file size max. 10MB). Use whatever technique suits you, whether it be hand drawing, computer visualisations or photos of physical prototype. Videos may also be added. Try to place your concept in a setting and explain the function and use of the object. Also imply choice of materials, colours, dimensions, and possible production technique if this is important to the concept.

Entries must be the original works of participants and cannot previously have been released as a commercial product. Max. 3 entries from each designer or group.

All material sent to us is treated with confidentiality and will not be forwarded or published without permission from the owner of the design.

Send your designs to: [email protected]


Submit your design to win!

Evaluation criteria

All ideas and design styles are welcome, but some realism in the concept is important to us. Below are some key words for your inspiration and guideline:

  • Sustainable
  • Innovative
  • Aesthetic
  • Story (a good story makes a product easier to profile)
  • Production friendly (realistic to produce)
  • Mood making (our products aims to create a nice and beautiful atmosphere)
  • Nordic in Spirit, Global in Style (designs must fit our company profile and our Nordic style, interpreted by you and your background)
  • Fashion (designs should reflect contemporary culture and modern lifestyle)


Design rights

All submitted designs are owned by their creators in full. As a basic principle we do not sign agreements to register submissions. Northern will not claim ownership of any material treated in this competition unless an agreement is made during or after the selection process.


We wish you good luck!