Workplace Design Competition Winners Announced – FIRA

Published on : Friday, June 5, 2015

fira-logo-2014The judges of the Student Design Competition, which challenged undergraduates to share their ideas for a workspace of the future, are pleased to announce their winners.


The winner of the first prize and the public vote is Familiar Systems, a piece of technology which aims to replace the computer screen. The device was designed by Jack Darby and Andy Lyell and is based on drone technology, in which a projector and gimble reside. This allows the user to work in a variety of locations and can be configured to their preferred personal setup.


The ‘FUTURE@WORK’ competition was run by the Furniture Industry Research Association and sponsored by Morgan. Winners of first, second and third prize were chosen from four shortlisted entries. The designs were also subject to a public vote which took place at Morgan’s showroom throughout Clerkenwell Design Week and on the Association’s website until 3rd June 2015. A total of 463 votes were received.


The Orbis Desk is the winner of the second prize, designed by Mark Heyster, his design aims to take into account the unique needs of creative professionals by offering an adjustable workspace, including the ability to tilt the desk at different angles.


The third prize goes to the Drop Desk, a sit/stand desk designed by Jonathan Thompson.


The winner of first prize will be receiving £3,000; second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. Another £500 is awarded to the winner of the public vote.

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