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2022 Benchmark Contract Furniture Design Competition

Knak is pleased to announce the Inaugural 2022 Benchmark Contract Furniture Design Competition is open and actively accepting entries!

There is no fee to enter, but there are important instructions to follow. Benchmark is looking for talented and creative people like you. You are invited and we encourage you to participate in this Furniture Design Competition. There is no registration/entry fee to participate.

DIRECTIVE: Submit an original design for a commercial outdoor dining chair and table collection.

The products must be designed to withstand the rigors of high traffic outdoor environments.

The pieces will be used in general public spaces.

Successful designs should evoke positive feelings and curiosity. The modern design of the pieces should be equally at home in a hospitality, restaurant, or retail setting.

Materials are limited to aluminum, stainless steel and faux wood. If faux wood is utilized, no single member can be larger than ¾” thick x 2.75” wide.

Benchmark Monarch
Benchmark Monarch

What are the judging criteria? Excellence of aesthetic expression, manufacturability and economic potential of the concept design.

Submissions are due September 30, 2022.

Full details can be found here at Benchmark's submission page.

Any questions or requests for clarification, should be directed to

Knak Group has the honor and pleasure of working with some of the most creative designers in the world. We hope you will take advantage of this chance to show your talents.

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