Design Within Reach (DWR) and Dwell on Design recently held a Live/Work Contest. The concept was simple enough: design a live/work staple item that would become a “classic of tomorrow” and be worthy of being sold at DWR.
The contest received an amazing 587 entries before being whittled down to ten (10) finalists, and then again down to five (5).
Amanda Ip won with her Innermix Desk. Innermix is a simple desk design with integrated storage; the allotted space for files, pens, etc. does not impede the large desk surface.
Of the finalists, many favoured desk spaces that would meld with a home environment. The designs of the other four (4) finalists are shown both above and below.