Enter Our Dining Chair Design Competition.


A Dining Chair Design Competition 

The Context

At Cliff Young Ltd., we take pride in crafting exceptional modern custom furniture through our renowned Signature Collection. With a deep-rooted passion for design and commitment to quality, we ensure each piece meets the highest standards of production and timeless aesthetics.

Now, we’re excited to extend an invitation to the design community to embark on a creative journey with us and to dream up the perfect chair to complement our existing collection of Cliff Young Signature Dining Tables. The winning chair will earn its well-deserved place within the collection.

Design Challenge

Here’s your chance to create a dining chair that embodies the essence of timeless elegance, contemporary allure, and practical functionality. Feel free to explore a wide range of luxurious materials, from innovative and cutting-edge choices to the timeless classics. Your dining chair should seamlessly blend elegance and visual appeal, while ensuring comfort and durability.

We welcome designs with minimalistic lines, drawing inspiration from both organic and architectural elements, allowing your creative expression to flourish.


The competition is open to all furniture designers and trade professionals.

All submissions must consist of original designs, free from any copies, reproductions or legal obligations of existing products or collections.

The designer or design team must affirm that they are the exclusive creators of their proposed designs.


We will be accepting submissions until January 15, 2024

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Submission Format

Designers shall submit their proposals through our online form.

You will be asked to provide a single PDF file containing:

1. Digital renderings or hand-drawn sketches showcasing the chair from multiple angles, indicating the dimensions.

2. A written description (200-300 words) highlighting the design concept and unique features, inspiration and suggested use of materials

Note: Detailed technical drawings or CAD models are highly encouraged.

No more than 3 entries per designer/design team.

All entries should be named and numbered (for multiple entries) and included in the single multi-page PDF file. PDF file is not to exceed 5MG


The winner will be chosen by the panel of prominent jurors and announced during Cliff Young Award Ceremony hosted at our NYDC Showroom in May 2024.

The Winning Design will be awarded $1,500 prize and included in Cliff Young Development and Production Plan.

Additionally, two honorably mentioned designs will be announced and considered for development and production. All three designs will be featured and celebrated at the award ceremony held at Cliff Young Ltd. Showroom

Intellectual Property Agreement
  1. Design Inclusion: The winning design will be produced and featured in the prestigious Cliff Young Signature Collection. You will receive full credit and acknowledgment as the designer or design team.
  2. Design Rights: You will retain ownership of your design. However, you agree to exclusively license the design to Cliff Young Ltd. for production and distribution for a duration of 10 years. After this period, you and other parties may also produce and distribute the dining chair as you wish.
  3. Royalties: Cliff Young Ltd. will pay annual royalties, disbursed by August 31st of the following year. The royalty rate is set at 5% of the sales revenue generated from the dining chair.
  4. Royalty Start Date: Royalties will commence 10 years from the date of the first sale of the dining chair (please note that this 10-year period does not include production time).

By participating in this competition, you acknowledge and agree to these terms. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out.


A jury of prominent design personalities will carefully review the competition entries and select the winning designs.

Finalists with be announced on March 15th via our online portal and social media channels.

Award Decisions: The decisions regarding awards and winning designs are solely at the discretion of the jury and Cliff Young Ltd.

All the finalists will be invited to the Award Ceremony that will take place during New York Design Week in May 2024. The winner will be announced and honored at the Award Ceremony (the exact date to be determined in April 2024).

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