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Budgetary and economic concerns push individuals to maximise the utility of spaces and objects. Things attain more than one purpose, often unintended. In schools that grapple with the lack of infrastructure, a plurality of any introduced element can offer unprecedented opportunities. Brief: The challenge here is to design a modular furniture solution that can be implemented in rural and semi-urban Indian schools. The solution should act primarily as effective and comfortable furniture for children to use during their school day. Apart from acting as furniture, the object should be able to transform to act as a potent platform to help transfer knowledge to the students. The solution can be one single changeable form or be composed of multiple smaller forms that work together in both scenarios. The material must be cost-effective and durable.

Organizer: UNI
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Asia
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-09-29

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”