The Future of Work: A Virtual Experience
At this year's IDS Vancouver event, LIV Design Studio will be celebrating the work of local interior design students in a collaborative, 800 sq. ft. booth with four 150 sq. ft. micro spaces to house students' AR designs. This year's IDS theme, New Futures, has provided LIV Design Studio with the perfect opportunity to realize our TECH/DESIGN/CULTURE ethos in a creative fashion, incorporating technology to help develop local design culture through these talented young designers.
About the booth
The Future of Work booth itself was created in tandem with LaSalle College Vancouver and fourth-year interior design student, Peri KONE. Assisting with both the initial concept and its practical development, Peri has worked closely with senior interior designers N.Y. Chu and Moe Valiani who have provided mentorship throughout the process. Preliminary renderings of the booth’s design, created by Chu and Valiani, consist of an arched entryway with a tunnel guiding visitors through the four micro-spaces. This linear layout is emblematic of the life-work journey, allowing guests to view and interact with various modalities of future workspaces.
LIV's Student Design Challenge
LIV Design Studio’s 2022 LIV Design Student Challenge celebrates the work of up-and-coming local interior designers, providing an opportunity for students to present their work in AR to the Vancouver interior design community. Tasked with envisioning the offices of the future, entrants presented a concept and design for a workspace that allows for both in-person and digital modes of work while accommodating the evolving needs of professionals.
Finalists were chosen by a panel of industry leaders from among a pool of candidates that included students and recent graduates from BCIT, KPU, LaSalle College Vancouver, and Vancouver Island University. LIV’s in-house CG team will be transforming finalists’ design renderings into hyper-realistic 3D models, which can be viewed in dedicated AR portals. During the course of IDS Vancouver 2022, attendees will be able to view & vote to determine final placement, with a grand prize of $8,000 for the first-place winner, and subsequent cash prizes for remaining finalists. As well, all four finalists will have the chance to interview for a LIV Design internship.
Four student finalists for LIV’s Student Design Challenge have been selected to present their work at this collaborative booth. Entries were selected by a panel of local industry judges for designing spaces that exemplified creativity and a new perspective on the future of work. Each of these four finalists will have their designs displayed in augmented reality, through hyper-realistic 3D models created from students’ design renderings.
Here is a brief introduction to each of our four student finalists and their design concepts:
1. Kaitlyn D’Orazio & Sasha Zebroff | BCIT | Framework
— Utilizing adaptable technologies and geometric shapes in furniture and millwork, Framework encourages stability and mindfulness in an era of constant upheaval.
2. Joshua Swanson & Hailey Bassiri | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | The Reorder Project
— Inspired by the multi-functionality of a Swiss Army knife, The Reorder Project encourages physical movement and mindfulness with an adaptable design that uses partitions to meet the needs of a variety of workspaces.
3. Vivien Tam | LaSalle College Vancouver | Hybrid Office Design
— This design draws inspiration from futuristic aircrafts and the thrill of exploration, highlighting the ever-growing importance of technology with clean, simple elements that reduce distraction and encourage productivity.
4. Jordana Dall’Igna, Julia Soares & Kimiya Khezri | LaSalle College Vancouver | Pixel
— Pixel uses bursts of bright colours and modular furniture to create a collaborative, positive, and functional workplace for the interior design industry that extrapolates the limits between the physical and digital world.
Come experience IDS Vancouver 2022 for yourself and join us in celebrating the work of these talented up-and-coming designers. The Future of Work: A Virtual Experience will be available for viewing & voting from September 22-25.