Design Innovation

Recognizing an original and noteworthy product, project, service or initiative with high potential to positively impact the interior design profession.


  • Open to any organization (nominees need not be ASID members).
  • Nominee has developed a product, project, service, or initiative with the high potential to make a significant, impactful contribution and shift in the interior design profession. High potential must be demonstrated, preferably through test cases, to do the following:
    • Positively impact human behavior
    • Promote comfort, efficiency, or communication
    • Exhibit a commitment to sustainability, health, and wellness
    • Display an overall appreciation for design
  • ASID national officers, board members, National Awards Committee, and award jurors are ineligible during their terms of service.

Process and Requirements

  • May be peer or self-nominated
  • Submit application to online portal
  • Application materials include:
    • Statement of Work: A brief statement (max. 250 words) that describes how your product, project, service or initiative has the potential to make a positive contribution to the interior design profession.
    • Portfolio: A prepared portfolio demonstrating the significant impact of your product, project, service on the interior design profession through test cases and industry recognition. The portfolio must be submitted as one PDF file not exceeding 20 pages (15 MB max).
    • Logo: High resolution (vector file preferred or 300 dpi image)
  • All applicants will be judged solely on their submitted materials.

2022: Obsidian Virtual Concept House by the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG)

2021: Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture
2020: Material Bank
2019: Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC
2018: Paul Scialla
2017: Design Museum Foundation
2016: Stacklab + Rebart
2015: Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
2014: Haworth's Bluescape
2013: Health Product Declaration Collaborative
2012: Material Connexion
2011: BIFMA Level Sustainability Standard