A brief set by Collaborate and Perkins & Will architects to create a product or piece of furniture which enhances the office environment.

Dog-Eared – Now available on Kickstarter

Ella Merriman

The inspiration for this piece came from a book with curled dog-eared corners. I loved the form that the corners held and began thinking about how this could be translated in a stronger material that could hold this shape permanently. The Dog – Eared shelf can be used in many contexts to hang items such as coats and bags on the curled hook whilst also holding smaller items on the flat shelf surface. The Dog – Eared hook embraces the same technique of curling metal and has been made in 1.2mm sheet steel. Both can be produced in a range of colours and finishes.


Moe Redish

Designed for home and work environments, the ‘Lift’ sideboards come in numerous sizes allowing for storage in all spaces. With the help of their modular stacking design they can be manipulated to fit your space, as well as allow for different viewing options so you can store and display.


Adam Watts


FSC certified Cork, Ash, Birch plywood.

In October 2017a collaborative brief was sponsored by Verco Design London, architects Perkins & Will and interior design firm Collaborate. It centered around themes of circular economy and environmental well-being in the workplace.

‘Perch’ evolved from research into the satisfaction derived from interacting with everyday objects, replacing cold textures with warm and introducing elements of nostalgia and fun into furniture functionality.

‘Perch’ loosely resembles a gym horse used for gymnastics and balance, when you sit on the bench you engage with it. Straightening your back and engaging your core muscles.

Jacobs Space

Martha Haines

Jacobs Space is an office divider that aims to introduce plants into the office
environment and provide a simple way to divide the space as and when needed.
The planters of different heights can all be rotated or stretched outwards to create
different areas within the space. Introducing plants into the workplace has been
proven to increase productivity, boost moods and clean the air, Jacobs Space aims
to introduce these benefits as well as providing a solution to other common problems
in the office such as high noise levels and visual distractions.


by Catia Cabral

Inspired by the great outdoors of the countryside, Catia Cabral fuses handcraft with a love for earthy, only using ethically sourced and biodegradable materials.
Modern and original, Cabral’s designed a straw bench, that instantly takes you to the untouched countryside without even leaving your living area or working place.

Her work was only focusing on how objects can create a sense of well-being, making lives better. In the search for a piece of calm, Fardo brings nature in.

oFFICE Playground

Barnaby Lewis