Athanasia Leivaditou, the lead designer of the futuristic work DESK CONVERTIBLE TO BED: 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE was presented with the A’ Silver Award Design at the Italian Unexpected Design Competition for the creativity and originality of the design.
Leivaditou noted that the main concept behind the pattern was to comment on the fact that human lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of their offices. “Eventually, I realized that each civilization may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example, this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines. The project was named after the dimensions of the prototype (2.00 meters long and 0.80 meter wide = 1.6 s.m.) and the fact that work keeps taking up more and more space in our life,” he said.
The A’ Unexpected Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional designers, design companies, design consultants and other business in this industry worldwide. The competition is for designers, innovators and companies that want to highlight themselves to attract the attention of media, publishers and buyers.