Winners and finalists
Urban and Public Design
My project, Simple Desk, was developed from the lack of creativity and individualism in classrooms, especially in grades kindergarten through third grade. I wanted to innovate the common classroom to allow for more bold creative solutions to create a better, more exciting learning environment through the use of recycled plastics. I found that HDPE sheets of recycled plastics are versatile and display a wide range of colors, so I took the dimensions of those sheets to model out a flat pack desk and stool set. These desks would be cut through CNC which would allow for some communicative engravings on them to tell the story behind recycling and what it does. Thus, opening doors for more conversations around the topic. These desks will invoke a new sense of creativity in students, communicate the possibilities of recycled material, and inspire young people of the next generation to think about their waste differently.