#EDIDA 2020: Everything you need to know about India’s top design awards

AUG 7, 2020 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
Calling for entries for the 19th edition of EDIDA India 2020, in association with Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, the country’s top product design honour! Sort through your inventory and share your coolest, most innovative creations for home decor to win an award at the upcoming EDIDA India 2020 ceremony!

Incepted in 2003, EDIDA (ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD) is the most coveted product design award in the world. The domestic version, EDIDA India, is currently in its 19th year and the awards ceremony is held in Mumbai, India, where creations across 13 categories are felicitated.

EDIDA India prides itself for recognising and giving impetus to local brands that make in India, and provides a global platform to the winners. Winners of our local awards are automatically nominated for the international EDIDA, where all 25 Editors-in-Chief of the ELLE DECOR and ELLE Decoration network join forces to seek out the very best in design. The international awards ceremony takes place during Salone del Mobile.

To be considered for the international shortlist, winning an EDIDA India is a definite precursor. Let’s help you get acquainted with each of these categories:

Designer of the Year
The winner of this category receives a special showcase for their exceptional portfolio of work at India Design ID and a chance to engage with the architecture and design fraternity

Interior Designer of the Year
Awe-inspiring concepts for residential and commercial spaces that we’d love to call our own

Fixtures and fittings that delight with their features

Furniture or furnishings that are borrowed straight out of our dreams

Prints, weaves, embroideries and other techniques that entice us

Raise the bar with earthy ceramic, royal granite or playful terrazzo

Pieces that help define a space’s design vocabulary

Utensils and appliances that reinvent your culinary dreams

Lamps and illuminators that dazzle with their brilliance

Student of the Year
We recognise budding potential when we see it, and design schools are a great place to find emerging talent. So if you have what it takes, submit your best projects and you just might win a scholarship to Istituto Marangoni’s Milan campus

Crockery, serveware and cutlery that ensure you dine in style

Wall finishes and coverings
Textured surfaces that engulf you with their spectacular palettes and patterns

Young Talent
For the young hearted and design-spirited under 40, this is your time to come forth and shine. Send us a portfolio of your best product designs that define and distinguish your creative style

Whether you’re a seasoned architect, interior or product designer, young and upcoming creative, a design house, a brand that collaborates with designers, or even a student, these awards are for you! Send in your submissions by filling up the participation form available here: EDIDA 2020 form

Sunil Sethi and his venture Sunil Sethi Design Alliance have supported EDIDA India for the better part of the decade. The brand’s values of recognising top talents and ingenious creations is in sync with that of EDIDA India, making it a truly valuable association. Indeed, Sunil Sethi Design Alliance has also been crafting fabulous trophies for EDIDA India winners for years now!

ELLE DECOR India has chosen one fantastic venue after another to hold the prestigious EDIDA India awards. Some of our favourites include the ones held at the enigmatic Liberty cinema, Royal Opera House, the Convocation Hall of Mumbai University, and Mukesh Textile Mill, to name just a few.

In the past, our winners have had unique opportunities to hone and showcase their talent globally—Istituto Marangoni has offered a scholarship at its Milan campus to previous Student of the Year awardees; and Ambiente Frankfurt has presented the previous winners of the Young Talent award to showcase at the fair in Germany!

Each of these have imprinted memories of a lifetime for all attendees and winners alike, from the design and architecture fraternity who gather at one location to network and applaud good design!

We’ve also had a host of special guests and awardees including Anavila Mishra, Akanksha Deo Sharma, Ayush Kasliwal, Bobby Agarwal, Hafeez Contractor, Prem Nath, Niranjan Hiranandani, Sussanne Khan and Vaishali Shadungale in the recent past, among many more.

Click here to download the participation form right away!
Last date for entries is 10.10.2020

Read all about our winning entries and the creatives who’ve won them here