And the winner is...................!
In conjunction with London Metropolitan University, and co-sponsors Verco, and Perkins+Will, Collaborate's MD Richard Martin announced the winner of the inaugural Up In The Clouds furniture design competition at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. In a packed House of Detention at #CDW's Platform venue, the winners and two runners up were announced as follows:
WINNER: Adam Watts 'Perch' - a gymnastics inspired work bench.
2nd Place: Ella Merriman 'Dog-eared shelf' - shelf with hook solution for public bathrooms.
3rd Place: Martha Haines 'Jacobs Space' - flexible screen created by large planting boxes.
Richard Martin commented:
"All the judges on the panel were blown away by the quality of the proposals put forward by these exciting young designers. To separate out a winner was a really tough decision. In the end we chose the design that we could most envisage in today's commercial furniture market. Adam Watts' "Perch" caught the judges eyes immediately for its clean design and functional use."
"Collaborate are delighted to support young design talent in the furniture world. If we can help bridge the gap between education and employment by offering students the chance to showcase their work on a large platform such as Clerkenwell Design Week then we are delighted to be able to do that."
To view the short-listed entries in full read this previously released blog post on our website: click here.