The Sainsbury’s Argos Home Award: Future Thinking – Product Innovation, Design & Furniture

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Sainsbury's Argos Home

PRIZE: Shortlisted candidates will each receive a portfolio review from a member of the Sainsbury’s Argos Home Design Team.

The winning application will get the opportunity to sell their design for £500 whilst gaining mentoring from our inhouse creative studio to help kick start their career.

OVERVIEW: Design a product or an item of furniture to help develop design solutions post lockdown living.

RELEVANT FOR: Product, Industrial & Furniture Design.

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Submit your entries by Friday 14 August (23.59PM).

Luke Foster 1

WINNER NAME: Luke Foster @lukefosterdesigns

UNIVERSITY: BA Product Design, Nottingham Trent University

TITLE OF WORK: The Asset Stool

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Asset stool offers three types of saddle; a backrest, side table, and tray. These options are tailored for work / formal use cases – which is particularly important with more people working from home now. In utilising threaded legs to pinch the saddle and seat together, the assembly remains screw-less.

AWARD BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Sainsbury’s Argos Home invited the designers to design a product or an item of furniture to help develop design solutions post lockdown living.

JUDGES COMMENTS: We feel that Luke really achieved the brief and we enjoyed his exploration of market research to determine his target audience. We were thoroughly impressed by his attention to detail, sketchbook work and clear communication of thought. Resulting in a strong concept idea with intriguing functionalities and easy assembly features. A commercial product piece with a wellness lens and executed by using sustainable materials which would be an asset to any home. 

AWARD PRIZE: Shortlisted candidates will each receive a portfolio review from a member of the Sainsbury’s Argos Home Design Team.

The winning application will get the opportunity to sell their design for £500 whilst gaining mentoring from our inhouse creative studio to help kick start their career.