Modus Furniture, one of the UK's top design manufacturers, has got together with the Architectural Journal for the second Something to Sit On competition. Modus will produce a prototype of the winning seating design that could become part of its product range.
The Brief: Gone are the days of being chained to your workstation nine to five. The traditional boundaries between the city and the office are breaking down as today's dynamic workforce logs on in coffee bars and parks alike. Submissions should conceptualise a seating opportunity for informal working on a laptop. It should be designed for a range of public or informal office interior environments. It may be for individual or group use. There are few limits on how the piece is made but it must be predominantly upholstered and should be designed so that it can be developed for production. It should be suitable for use with the existing Modus ranges.
Judges for the competition include: Jon Powell, Director, Modus Ed Richardson, Director, Modus Ben Addy, last year's winner and Director, Moxon Architects Ian Stallard, co-founder of Fredrikson Stallard Patrik Fredrikson, co-founder of Fredrikson Stallard Ola Rune, Claesson Koivisto Rune Simon Pengelly, Pengelly Design Kieran Long, Editor, The Architects' Journal Will Hunter, Editor, AJ Specification.