Soho House Design Prize


The inaugural Soho House Design Prize is our new global initiative in partnership with Genesis Motor America, created to support emerging designers. We are looking for up-and-coming talent in furniture, product design, architecture, landscaping, light, sound, VR, and more. We encourage submissions that celebrate simplicity, stand the test of time, and make lives better. Priority will be given to environmentally conscious ideas that use sustainable materials.

‘It would be amazing to see candidates from backgrounds that challenge the accepted canon of pedigree within each field. Design and architecture must be as open as possible to the unexpected’

Alex Josephson, cofounder of Partisans

How to apply


Applications are open to members and non-members globally.
 
If you’re an emerging designer*, pitch an idea for a site-specific creation for one of our Houses in North America. Your idea can take the form of any design discipline. It needs to be rooted in simplicity and sustainability, and stand the test of time.
 
A panel of experts will shortlist 10 finalists to receive mentorship from industry leaders, including Thomas Heatherwick, Lucy Hardcastle, and Alex Josephson. They’ll be invited to the closing ceremony in Los Angeles to showcase their ideas. The Soho House Design Prize winner will receive US$30,000 to bring their idea to life with our support.

*Those in the first three to five years of a design practice.

‘Good design is at the heart of Soho House with the aim of making things simple, timeless and easier for everyone. We’d like to reach out to emerging designers across the globe to participate in our inaugural Design Prize’

— Nabil Aliffi, Soho House’s Chief Creative Officer

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Soho House Design Prize is our new global initiative created to support emerging designers, in partnership with car maker Genesis Motor America. We are looking for up-and-coming talent to pitch an idea for a site-specific creation for one of our Houses in North America. Your idea can take the form of any design discipline, including furniture, architecture, product design, landscaping, light, sound, VR, and more.

Applications are open to emerging designers in the first three to five years of a design practice. And they are open to members and non-members globally.

We encourage submissions that celebrate simplicity and innovation, which also stand the test of time and make lives better. Priority will be given to environmentally conscious ideas that use sustainable materials.

Please complete and submit the Soho House Design Prize application before 30 June 2021.

A panel of judges will shortlist 10 candidates to receive mentorship from industry leaders, including Michele Oka Doner, Lucy Hardcastle, and Partisans’ Alex Josephson. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the closing ceremony [DATE TBC] in Los Angeles to showcase their ideas. 

The Soho House Design Prize winner will be announced at the closing ceremony and receive US$30,000 to bring their idea to life with our support.