We are very pleased to announce our final winners of the Future@Work design competition, who were chosen from a shortlist of superb designs by students from around the UK. The brief was simply “workplace of the future”.
The Future@Work design competition was run by the Furniture Industry Research Association, and we were proud to sponsor and host such a creative event. With a great crowd coming to view the final entries in our gallery exhibition during Clerkenwell Design Week, the votes were cast and there was a real buzz around the four finalist’s work.
The winning design by Jack Darby and Andy Lyell is called Familiar SystemsTM. This design focuses on workspace flexibility and a variable workspace, whilst ensuring that everything is configured to one’s personal desktop set up.
“The user can work wherever is most conducive to them without the concern for wire reconfiguration, whether working on regular projects or presenting to colleagues.” The inspiration comes from drone technology and how this can be adapted to the workplace environment. The judges felt this was a very original concept that was well researched and beautifully presented.