The MIFF Furniture Design Competition (MIFF FDC) celebrates the creative spirit of design and to uncover young talent to support Malaysia’s thriving furniture industry. Organised each year since 2010 in conjunction with Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), it offers the best platform to emerging designers to showcase their innovative ideas before a global audience of furniture manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, industry influencers and industry media.

Nearly 2,000 design students and young professionals have entered the competition over the span of ten years. Past winners and competitors have launched their careers with their own design studios or working with local manufacturers and exhibiting in MIFF as well.

The stage is set for you to design your future. Showcase your design artwork to thousands at Southeast Asia’s largest furniture exhibition, and you could just be our next winner.

  • A platform for design talents to showcase their creativity and innovativeness in furniture design
  • To draw newcomers to furniture design
  • To promote the development of the Malaysian furniture industry internationally through innovative, well designed products
  • To encourage the creation of an identity for Malaysian furniture products



RM 5,000 + Trophy + Certificate


RM 3,000 + Trophy + Certificate


RM 2,000 + Trophy + Certificate



*The artworks of all finalists’ design will be showcased at a special exhibit during MIFF 2021, 8–11 March


Best Mentor Award
RM2,000 + Certificate
Most dedicated lecturer in mentoring participant(s) to develop quality product design

Best Institution Award
Institution with the most active and quality participation


“ Design for the New Normal ”

The impact of global pandemic has transformed our daily lives in the long run. Social distancing give significant shifts of consumer behaviour can be seen nowadays. It has redefined the way we work, spend leisure time and socialising where most of it done at the comfort of our home.

  • Design a furniture set that fits with the new social norm for residential or commercial such as home office, commercial office, restaurants, hospitals, institutions, public spaces and many more.
  • Furniture is an integral part of life, a way of living. A global appeal and marketability of the product is what breathes life into your design.
  • Participants are encouraged to use wood or a mix of materials.

Submit your entry here: