Student Design Challenge winners

Trible by Niria Alcuriza (Heriot Watt)

Herman Miller has announced the three winners of its Resilient Student Design Challenge 2020, a competition for design undergrads it runs with the Interior Design Department at AUD.

The brief was to design an efficient, versatile workstation for designers, architects and design students, suitable for use in home, office or academia.

Undergraduate interior design students from several local colleges – AUD, Manipal, DIDI, Ajman University, Heriot Watt, ZU, Amity University, Al Ghurair University and AUS – were invited to take part in the four-week contest, which offered students the chance to leverage Herman Miller’s probably unrivalled knowledge in the field.

More than 50 entries were submitted and 12 shortlisted. The winners:

  • Tanseera Muhammed (Manipal University) – Boomerang
  • Abdallah Alawadi (AUD) – The Peggable
  • Niria Alcuriza (Heriot Watt) – Trible

The winners get the opportunity to intern with local interior designers. Tanseera will have a stint at Gensler, Roar chose Abdallah, Niria will go to Woods Bagot.

∫Boomerang, by Tanseera Muhammed (Manipal University)

Herman Miller’s Regional Director, Stacy Stewart, said it was important for the company to be able to support the design leaders of the future. “This is our third iteration of the student competition and every year we look at the phenomenal designs from these future leaders.

“Combining the learnings from a lockdown with a love for research-led design, this year’s competition has brought out some great designs, out-of-the-box thinking and really intriguing concepts.”

The Peggable, by Abdallah Alawadi (AUD)

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