Designing For The New Office Nomads

Challenge Winner

 Designing For The New Office Nomads

Challenge Winner

Gustav wins $10,000 and potential commercialization by Herman Miller.

Designed to support activity-based working, Gustav helps nomadic workers move easily around the office with the essential things they need to personalize their space and be productive. Designed by Christian Pistauer in partnership with Han Law, 'Gustav' was selected from over 100 entries submitted from around the world over a rigorous two month process.

Dave Simon, Herman Miller's Director of Product Design and Exploration said, "The solution addresses the brief head-on, is backed by thoughtful research, and insightfully defines a new product typology for the modern, dynamic workplace. We are excited to take Gustav into our formal development process, which includes further design exploration, business case analysis, and the potential of market commercialization."

The Finalists

Each of our 5 finalists spent countless hours researching, designing and refining their innovative concepts to the Office Nomads brief over the last 2 months.

All five finalists will receive a Mirra Chair or an Eames Walnut Stool, and have earned the opportunity to continue the conversation with Herman Miller for potential commercial exploration of their concepts. Congratulations to all the finalists!

The Semi-Finalists

These 10 semi-finalists were selected by Herman Miller from over 100 initial submissions. Their designs were seen by tens of thousands of people during the public revision period & featured in Dwell!

  • The Herman Miller
    Judging Panel

  • Jim Long
    Director, Research & Development
  • Dave Simon
    Director, Product Design & Exploration
  • Carolyn Maalouf
    Research Program Manager
  • Gary Smith
    VP, Product Design & Exploration
  • Nic Milani
    Director of Technology Solutions
  • Tim Straker
    Director of Global Experience
  • Sam Grawe
    Editorial Director


Congratulations to all the designers and enthusiasts who participated in the Designing for the New Office Nomads design challenge! We were blown away by the quality and creativity of this fantastic community. A special thank you to Herman Miller, who opened their doors to our community for this wonderful opportunity!

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