100 Archive was initiated in 2012 by four studios — Aad, Atelier David Smith, Detail. Design Studio and WorkGroup — and founded through the support of over 120 designers and studios. Since then the initiative has remained both led and supported by the design community.
The professional panel conducts the first stage of assessment for each year’s Archive Selection. Projects that gain a majority from the panel are published on the Projects page and all are eligible to enter that year's Archive.
Each year the Archive Panel chooses 100 significant projects from our pool of submissions, which becomes that year’s Archive Selection.
Along with being funded by members of the design community the 100 Archive relies on grants and sponsorship to deliver our programme. We would like to thank the following for their generous support: