Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
Dwell and Design Within Reach are proud to announce the winner of the Live/Work Design Contest, Chicago-based designer Amanda Ip. The contest challenged designers to come up with a new home-office solution that would meet the demands of form and function and could potentially be manufactured and sold by DWR. Amanda Ip ‘s winning design is the Innermix Desk, which offers a large workspace and simple storage solutions that together create a clean, organized work area that is fun and modern.
Description: A clear desk, a clear mind. The Innermix Desk incorporates playful hanging metal storage compartments into a wood desktop supported by steel tube legs to keep the workspace organized. Open storage is sized for files, pens/pencils, small office items and books/small computer. Concealed storage lifts from the side and hides all the things you don't want in sight. Concealed gas hinge allows for soft close. High back crossbar lets you work while having your feet up.
Quote from Winner: “It's awesome to get a piece done, to know that it will go into production, to know that something I've designed will be made,” said a very excited Amanda Ip from the VIP Lounge at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. “I thought about how I like to work. I'm usually generally super organized, and maybe a little OCD, so I basically wanted to create something really simple. I think a lot of times, designs are over thought, and they don't end up functioning well. In the end, it needed to be simple and clean, while also allowing you to work well and be organized in your workspace.”
Jury: Of the 587 entries received, 10 finalists were selected by DWR and Dwell editors. The public was invited to vote on their favorites. The final five finalists were announced in June and showcased at the DWR Showroom in Los Angeles as part of Dwell Design Week. Amanda Ip's Innermix Desk was selected by the public, DWR, and Dwell editors due to the fact that it offered the best solution to the contest's challenge and fit the bill as the next potential future classic. DWR hopes to put the Innermix Desk into production next year.
Quote from Dwell: “It is particularly exciting for us to have partnered with Design Within Reach this year and to be announcing the winner of our contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on Design in Los Angeles,” said Dwell President Michela O’Connor Abrams. “The number of entries was astounding. Choosing the finalists was that much harder but that much more gratifying thanks to the abundance of talent. This entire program is emblematic of the Dwell and DWR mission to promote emerging designers, and we are proud to recognize Amanda Ip as the winner.”
More about Live/Work Contest: http://new.dwell.com/contests/live-work-design-contest
More about Amanda Ip: http://www.amandaip.com/index.html
About DWELL MEDIA, LLC: Dwell Media is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital + Mobile, Dwell on Design events, and the Dwell Homes Collection. Founded in 2000 by Lara Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement. Championing a philosophy that is idea-driven and sensitive to social and physical surroundings, its enduring passion for design leads a passionate community of design-seekers to be “At Home in the Modern World.”
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