Earlier this year, Bruynzeel Storage Systems staged an international competition to design the office storage system of the future. On Friday 3 July Roland van der Velden, Manager Innovation and Development at Bruynzeel Storage Systems, presented the prizes for the top three designs submitted to the competition at an official ceremony in Panningen. Bruynzeel received over 80 entries from around the world, from which nine were chosen to receive awards. The top three submissions were selected by Timothy Jacob Jensen, renowned industrial designer and honorary member of the competition jury. He praised the three winning entries for their ability to combine visionary thinking with practical attention to detail. The winning young designers – two Dutch and one Moroccan – have been rewarded with a seven-day trip to Shanghai, leaving on 18 October. While there, the designers will visit Timothy Jacob Jensen in his Shanghai studio and be given the opportunity to develop their ideas further. The final concept from the three entries will have the chance to be launched as a signature line by Bruynzeel.
Follow the action in Shanghai
From 18 October, follow the three winning designers via Bruynzeel social media channels, or via ArchitectuurNL and FMM vlogs. See how Mark, Ahmed and Max cope with presenting their ideas in person to Timothy Jacob Jensen, tour with them as they explore one of the busiest and most dynamic cities in the world – and be the first to who hear the latest news from Timothy Jacob Jensen’s studio throughout the week.
Mark Halbmeijer
Winner in Functionality category

Company: APTO
Title: Owner
Skill Level: Young Professional / Student

Ahmed Hatab
Winner in Design category

School: ENSANancy
Skill Level: Young Professional / Student

Max Rijken
Winner in Design category

School: TU Delft – Industrial Design
Engineering Title: Currently MSc Design for Interaction
Skill Level: Young Professional / Student