The future of Australian furniture design lies in the hands of students and emerging designers.


The role of the Australian Furniture Association is to provide an arena to acknowledge and showcase that work and the potential of these amazing creative Australians to national and international markets.


As the enthusiasm and passion for design continues to evolve, future generations of furniture designers and makers must be assured that there is support from the national peak body for the industry, the AFA, and the design community as a whole.


The Australian Contemporary Emerging (ACE) Design Awards reflect the vision of FURNITEX & design and are open to students and emerging designers from all fields related to the furniture industry. Each design will be represented at the FURNITEX & design exhibition from the 8th to the 10th of July 2016 in Brisbane.


In 2016, Award Winners will be offered exhibition space at the AFA’s International Pavilions as part of an Australian Trade Mission abroad.