How do you design an office for office-less freelancers?
Flexibility, managing multiple clients, streamlining workflow and mobile working space are all challenges that call for efficiency, creativity and focus. Maybe it means designing an alternative to the local coffee shop setup, or a desk designed to be easily transportable. Perhaps it's furniture that eliminates any possibility of distraction, no matter where you are.
For our 1-Hour Design Challenge, we're asking Core77 readers to design a piece of furniture or object for freelancers that enables the 'new normal' for work.
With NeoCon right around the corner, this is a perfect time to rethink office furniture for the office-less freelancer. How can design enable a freelancer to live the digital nomad lifestyle surrounded by ritualistic comforts? What are common work space frustrations of freelancers and what could you design to make it better?
In the future, some speculate there will be no work left to be done by humans (thanks robots). Until then, you have the chance to rectify all the issues that come with freelance life—so get to it!
One source of inspiration: Molo's lightweight, mobile and expandable soft seating Suitcase scooter, enough said
This month's competition will be judged by experts in the fields of task-furniture design and freelance, including:
• Brad Augustine, Design Engineering Director at office furniture company Humanscale
• Grovemade's lead design team in Portland, Oregon
• Carly Ayres, freelance expert and writer of Core77's 'In the Details' weekly feature
Two ways of entering your ideas:
1. On the Core77 Discussion Boards
Sign in to your account (or if you don't have one, create a new account)! Post your sketches and comments on the 1 Hour Design Challenge discussion board.
2. On the 1HDC Facebook Group
Login to your Facebook account and post your sketches and comments on the dedicated 1-Hour Design Challenge group.
Thusday, June 23rd, 2016 by 11:59 EST
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The winner of our 1-Hour Design Challenge will receive some handmade, high quality desktop swag from our friends at Grovemade!