Dubai: UAE students are competing to build furniture that can easily adapt to COVID-19 monitoring measures as a public deviation, among other things.
U.S. headquarters and construction company Herman Miller, in partnership with American University in the Department of Internal Affairs in Dubai, has invited undergraduate Interior Design students to a ‘Resilient Challenge’.
The competition launched on September 15 and will continue until the end of November. Participating universities are Manipal University, DIDI, Ajman University, Heriot Watt, Zayed University, Amity University, Al Ghurair University and American University of Sharjah.
The challenge will focus on building a flexible furniture system for designers, architects and students, suitable for home, office or academics. Students must submit videos about their entry on the competition website by November 1.
The top 10 presentations will be shown to the public during the Daily Design Week 2020. The top three contestants will be given the opportunity to study for a job with some of the best construction and construction firms in the region.
Herman Miller regional director Stacy Stewart said: “The Covid-10 epidemic has had a profound impact on people’s work experience. We wanted to integrate the lessons from the lock with the love of research-led design.
We have learned a lot as a business as we have entered into the ‘new’ norm and want to give students the opportunity to use our research and experience in their construction. “
Easy to use
Annamaria Lambri, associate professor of interior design and access coordinator – interior design, AUD, said: “Design requirements are designed for a system or product of no more than five components that are easy to meet and use.
It should be lightweight, easy to walk – and easy to carry – and easy to clean and tidy. It must ensure that the principles of social exclusion and security can be followed, while evolving, developing and innovating. ”