Raw bringing it in with Inhouse at 100% Design 2019

RAW Studios 100% Design 2019 Best Product Design Award InhouseThere are a few things that keep us motivated here at Raw Studios… from the smell of freshly made coffee to start our day to exciting new products and projects that energise us and encourage us to grow and push the boundaries. The third motivator is when hard work pays off… This got new meaning this year after winning the award for the best product design 2019 at 100% Design South Africa. We have been dreaming of changing our furniture into a structure you can live in and experience every day: this year it became a reality!

The final motivator is you, your feedback, your support and excitement for Inhouse. Thank you to all our new and loyal clients that have recognized the potential in Raw Studios and the exciting new potential of Inhouse.

RAW Studios 100% Design 2019 Best Product Design Award

Soon we’ll be moving in, but for now we are moving ever forward and upwards…

With 100% Design 2019 behind us and with the overwhelmingly positive feedback received, we are eager to proceed and grow Inhouse into a product which can meet your most important needs.

After the launch of Inhouse, Visi interviewed Peet to get the inside scoop. The article will feature in this month’s issue; it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on our big idea that you might have missed at 100% Design.

We’ll keep you in the loop of the Inhouse process… but for now, please bear with us as we proceed to develop Inhouse. We are currently compiling all our information regarding it in a compact format to make it easily accessible. We are also busy uploading the necessary information onto our website for quick referencing.

Remember to keep an eye out in your inbox; you may receive a link, a catalogue, a video… who knows? But more exciting information will follow.

Too eager to wait for more information? Follow us on Instagram @rawstudiosraw for weekly updates regarding Inhouse and other exciting projects.

Designers and innovators on fire at 100% Design 2019

100% Design 2019 Designer Award Winners - photo credits SA Décor

Photo credits: SA Décor

Missed out on who the epic designers were that took home the awards at 100% Design 2019? →

After the judges diligently made their rounds through all the stands at 100% Design it was time to announce the winners. The awards evening took place at the Clout café designed by Studio Leelynch and fired up by Nando’s, an ideal setting for an exciting awards evening that showcased South Africa’s leading designers and innovators.

The awards included sections such as lighting design, textile design, best stand design and designer of the year. See them all here:

  1. Best Lighting Design: Memphis Lighting Collection by Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters.
  2. Best Surface Design: MaXhosa wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo.
  3. Best Textile Design: Ronel Jordaan.
  4. Best of 100% New Talent: Sifiso Shange of Afrimodern in collaboration with John Vogel.
  5. Best Furniture Design: Preservation Bench by Houtlander for AHEC.
  6. Best Product Design: Raw Studios for Inhouse.
  7. Best Stand: Wolkberg and Jacobs Collection.
  8. South African Designer of the Year: Awarded jointly to Mpho Vackier of The Urbanative and Thabisa Mjo of Mash. T Design Studio.

We are super proud to be recognized in this way as part of a group of individuals and businesses that are innovating within the SA design industry.

Creating furniture is one thing… but creating place, now that is where it gets exciting

RAW Studios' inhouse™ - furniture you can live in - modular affordable timber frame buildings and homes @ 100% Design 2019People usually expect big things from Raw Studios at 100% Design and this year, as always, we won’t disappoint. In addition to our collaboration with the curators to create a space for interesting workshops and talks we have been developing a range of sustainable and affordable timber frame buildings and homes that are flexible, adaptable, modular and can be customised to create a very personal home.RAW Studios' modular affordable timber frame buildings and homesFurniture you can live in, for those who demand well-considered design that’s healthy, environmentally responsible, fast and fuss-free.RAW Studios' modular affordable timber frame buildings and homes with plywood I-beams

Greenhouse

RAW Epik workspace range Greenhouse office work life furniture

Despite all the project specific design/supply happening in the background, our Epik workspace range is proving itself as adaptable and timeless as ever with more and more businesses seeing value in a well-considered workplace.

A client recently approached us, stating that “Our workspace had become a grey, muted and uninventive environment, with staff members confined to their desks, silently completing one task after the next and shying away from others behind their cubicles”.

When Raw was asked to help, we knew immediately that beyond the essential focus work areas, the office needed agile spaces, spaces which encourage change and enable new ways of working without restrictions. Here’s the low down of how we transformed their offices:

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Firstly, places where employees could meet up and merge ideas were introduced to break outdated rows of tables. We added a standpoint to the mix to let innovation sprout by enabling co-creation moments.

RAW Epik workspace range Greenhouse office work life standpoint workstation desk furniture

Then, we added pause areas to help change the rhythm of the workplace and offer a moment to refuel.

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Also, to get employees out of their seats, to come together and brainstorm, a hub was added making collaborations and presentations easier.

RAW Epik workspace range Greenhouse office work life flex-space collaboration hub furniture

Take a walk through the project and look around in this 360° video for an immersive experience of work Epik.

A month down the line, we chatted to the client about their new workspace, and this time their tune had changed: ”Raw Studios equipped us with the tools needed to draw people out to engage in impromptu interactions, to share inspiration and get ideas flowing freely. It was an innovation game-changer for us”.

RAW Epik workspace range Greenhouse office work life furniture