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.

Wallspace™: rethink open space

WallSpace modular walling system Office workstation acoustic furniture

WallSpace modular walling system Office meeting acoustic furniture

Everyone knows by now that open plan offices are bad news, and for good reason! No one wants to be in a space where work becomes a battlefield of distractions vying for your attention: Sally’s loud chatter about last night’s date, Thabo’s ridiculous morning smoker’s-cough routine or the umpteenth courier scuffling past with yet another delivery for Valentine’s – – to name just a few.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Open Plan Workspace furniture

With all this noise going on in the background you may not hear us whispering the tales of the new office revolution. What do we mean? you ask. We have the right solution in place to balance out the downfalls of the open plan by offering the best of both ‘open and private office worlds’.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Workplace tall desk chair furniture

It’s called Wallspace™. From now on the open plan office will have way less power to produce headaches and distractions because our modular walling system is designed to improve the workplaces that we spend much of our waking hours in.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Workplace storage furniture

WallSpace modular walling system Office desk chairs furniture

It is the perfect tool to create spaces and environments that improve focus and offer balance for individuals and teams at work. With its partitioning and acoustic capabilities; quiet spaces, meeting spaces and team spaces can easily be configured without the need for costly renovations.

WallSpace modular walling system Office meeting blackboard furniture

The expanding list of capabilities we were drooling over in our previous posts was just the beginning, see how Wallspace quickly transforms open space in the introductory video below:

Curious to see this solution in use at a fully operational workplace? See our article on “They” below…

Ekstend Basik to Tall: all new affordable storage!

New Ekstend Basik to Tall: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

There’s no need to opt for the sad low quality grey options on the market any longer. Our three new professional storage options are not trying to reinvent the storage landscape, but they do match our look and feel perfectly, and they are so much more affordable.

We don’t have to strategically position our chairs to the side, blocking views of our pedestals hoping visitors won’t notice our stylistic “faux pas” anymore. #notourproudestmoment

We present to you Raw Studios’ latest storage options ready to keep desks tidy with real style and still be easy on the pocket:

1. Basik Stor

This small compact under-desk storage covers the daily basics. Two drawers with solid birch ply fronts and a tasteful white melamine box frame on glides will keep your desk space good-looking and neat at the same time.

 Basik: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

 Basik: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

2. Ekstend Stor

Specifically designed to give that extra work surface space with the added benefit of storage below, this unit of 740mm desk height, comes with 4 drawers with solid birch plywood fronts and a neat white melamine bodice. One of its cool quirks is the super functional top stationery drawer.

Ekstend Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Ekstend Stor: stationery drawer - Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

3. Tall Stor

This is the big brother of the Basik and Ekstend stor. Reaching above the desk to provide screened privacy, the unit has a main compartment that is drawn out to reveal two useful drawers with solid birch ply fronts and shelves offering ample storage space.

Tall Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Tall Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Tall Stor: inside drawers - Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture