About ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2021

ADF(NPO Aoyama Design Forum) decides to hold an exhibition in “Milano Salone (Salone Internazionale del Mobile)”, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition held once a year in Milano, Italy in 2021. We call for designs around the world for the “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2021” following to the ADF Milano Salome Design Award 2020Milan Design Week is the collective term for the two fairs, Salone del Mobile Milano and Fuori Salone, which are held in Milan at the same time.

The Best Performance Award is 10,000 USD, and the winner is bestowed to exhibit the award-winning work as an extra prize(We support up to 10,000 USD separately as production and construction expenses).


ADF MIlano Salone Design Award 2020 - "CYLINDER × MATERIAL" by Rie Aruga


ADF MIlano Salone Design Award 2019 - "Tomi" by FORO Studio

Award entry will start from July 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020. Design them is the following:

Design Theme: “re_ “

“re_” literally means “to make something again”. ”re-BORN“ “re-CYCLE” “re-USE” “re-BUILD” “re-NOVATION”... Propose your own “re_” in your own way. Furniture, architecture, space, plan... The format is open.

Judging Criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Originality
  • Extensibility
  • Functionality
  • The space creates communication friendly environment




  • Best Performance Award 1 work Prize: 10,000 USD / Extra prize: Exhibit the award-winning work
  • Outstanding Performance Award 2 works Prize: 1,000 USD

※In some cases, there might not be applicable works.


Monday, January 25, 2021 Winners announced

PDF URL: https://bit.ly/3eDoha0

The official announcement for the award will be released on July 1, 2020.