Announcing the Top 5 Finalists in the Live/Work Contest.


In February, we announced that we were teaming up with Dwell magazine for the Live/Work Design Contest, challenging up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. The response from designers was overwhelming – we received 587 entries! Together with Dwell, we narrowed them down to 10 finalists and then opened up voting to the public. We exhibited the top 10 finalists at our booth at WantedDesign, a satellite exhibit that coincides with ICFF, and using iPads, attendees cast their vote for their favorite design. Now, with a little more than a week until the grand-prize announcement, we have chosen the top 5 entries.

In no particular order, they are …


Travois Desk designed by Tyler Russell


Pippa Desk designed by Ian Godfrey


INNERMIX DESK closed view
Innermix Desk designed by Amanda Ip


Float Desk designed by Dario Antonioni

Hold on Tight Shelf designed by Colleen Whiteley

In the days leading up to the grand-prize winner announcement on Friday, June 22, at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, we’ll share a little bit about each designer and the inspiration behind their entries.