Workshopped and Design Show Australia present


13-15 June 2024, ICC Sydney.


WORKSHOPPED are delighted to collaborate with Design Show Australia in Australia’s Next Top Designer, shinning a spotlight on those leading the next generation of design.

We’re looking for emerging designers, makers and creatives, that have breakthrough products and concepts shaping the future of design.

This showcase and competition is a platform to generate maximum exposure for new designers, while celebrating sustainable and innovative design.

The details:

  • Submissions can include conceptual designs. Successful applicants will have 3 months from confirmation of becoming a finalist to the show to bring their entries to life
  • Products/objects/art displayed to have been produced within the last 12 months and not presented elsewhere on the show floor
  • Categories represented include:
    • Furniture
    • Lighting
    • Objects/Art (including but not limited to: homewares, accessories, textiles, glassware, ceramics, art)
Timeline:  APPLY NOW!
  • EXTENSION APRIL 8, 2024 – Submissions Deadline
  • April 15, 2024 – Confirmation of successful submissions
  • TBC – Operational documents completed
  • June 11-12, 2024 – Event Bump In
  • June 13 – 15, 2024 – Design Show Australia

What finalists receive:

  • Opportunity to be named Australia’s Next Top Designer
  • Space within the showcase area to display product/series
  • Free three day access to the event, speaker series and award ceremony
  • Opportunity to utilise a data capture device to generate contact details of attendees interested in their product (additional fee)
  • Inclusion in printed event magazine
  • Inclusion in digital event magazine
  • Onsite branding and recognition of yourself and your product
  • Social media awareness and recognition
  • Media exposure through media attendance at the show

Criteria and Eligibility:

Australia’s Next Top Designers Showcase is open to early stage and emerging designers to submit a product or series. Submissions can include conceptual designs on the priviso that they will be made for the event if the application is successful in becoming a finalist

Categories for applicants include:

    • New – Studying
    • Emerging – up to 5 years in practice

Categories represented include:

    • Product: furniture & lighting
    • Object + Art: object, accessories, textile, art & ceramics

Product must not display elsewhere in the show, and product must be produced within the last 12 months.

Applications Now Open


WORKSHOPPED is innovative Australian company that exhibits, manufactures and retails Australian and New Zealand design products, to commercial and residential markets. WORKSHOPPED exhibition has presented the work of over 450 Australian designers through 21 exhibitions and been viewed by over 750,000 people. The exhibition and retail store is a platform for emerging and established product, furniture and lighting designers.