Design of Dreams


Design of Dreams

Design of Dreams is a competitions promoted by Stilfar Italia and YAC to design objects with a strong aesthetic and innovative impact that know how to interpret the theme of the sleeping area.

Design of Dreams

The bed is the realm of the oneiric world, of mysterious places and inaccessible secrets. It is a common object, but one of extraordinary significance. It is the place of intimacy, rest and affection, the place of birth and parting. 

From its immemorial origins, this object has been acquiring several meanings and has been significantly evolving in the common perception. The sleeping area has a dynamic history, as changeable as the importance it has played within dwellings. It used to be a space related to the last moments of the day. Now, in modernity, it is used extensively. It has become an extension of the living area partly due to the new smart working habits. 

The bed indeed plays a crucial role in our lives since we spend one third of our life on it on average.  Yet, it is often considered as something functional, desirable for its comfort, but ultimately always associated with the mattress. Actually, its lines and geometries contribute to the creation of an aesthetic object, which utility goes beyond its practical use: the bed is a symbolic, protective object, a nest that connotes the entire sleeping area.

In this spirit “Design of Dreams” was developed. This is the competition promoted by Stilfar Italia to design a collection of furniture for the sleeping area in order to promote the modern culture of this object and reinterpret its meaning in the light of the contemporaneity. 

Design of Dreams requires young designers to design furniture proposals that are innovative and aesthetically impactful but also accessible, industrialized, and marketable. 
This is the aim of Design of Dream, creating beauty in the routine, in the small yet essential everyday gestures such as resting and dreaming. 

Stilfar Italia and YACdesign thank those who will take on this challenge.


Each jury is nominated with utmost care and is composed by professionals of the highest repute whose activity is consistent with the theme of the competition.

  • Nicholas Bewick
  • Caterina Micucci
    Atelier Atollo
  • Giorgio Donà
    Stefano Boeri Interior
  • Massimo Iosa Ghini
    Iosa Ghini Associati


All awarded projects will be sent to websites, magazines and architectural platforms. Furthermore, they can be displayed in national and international architectural events.

1st Prize

€ 3000

2nd Prize

€ 2000

3rd Prize

€ 1000

Gold Mention

€ 500

Gold Mention

€ 500

Honorable Mentions





Complying with deadlines is a fundamental requirement to take part in the competition. All architects are encouraged to pay the utmost attention to the timeline and to complete each phase in advance.

* +22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

Early Bird Registration

€ 35 / team*

Standard Registration

€ 75 / team*

Material Submission Deadline

Jury Summoning

Results Announcement


YAC provides architects with content-rich competition material so that they can best express their ideas and thoughts wherever they live.

DOD_brief ita

Regolamento della competizione

DOD_brief eng

Rules of the competition


Is it possible to participate without a team?

Is there an age limit to take part in the competition?

Can a team submit more than one proposal?

Is it possible to modify the team’s participation in the competition if the payment has already been made?

Are there any stylistic limits?

What are the admitted materials for the design of the bed and furniture compliments required in the brief?

Are there any limitations for the bed frame?

How many elements are required to be designed?


YAC thanks all the people who have been engaged in organizing the competition by sharing time, materials and resources to make the experience of architects unique.

Stilfar ItaliaAMDL CIRCLEStefano Boeri InteriorsIosa Ghini Associati


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