Two young design students from the architect akademi in Aarhus was the consumers winner of the UPcoming Design Award.

A smart table created in wood which in seconds can be turned into a drying rack. This is the idea behind the smart table “DryUnder” designed by Anne Nørbjerg and Sanne Kyed. The innovative table was saturday night rewarded a UPcoming Design Award at the design and interiors exhibition Formland UP/graded in the MCH Exhibition Centre Herning.

The combined table and drying rack was among 14 others design projects nominated to win the award. The fairs consumer panel was to reward the best product at the fair. The winner got a couple of nice words on the way, “brilliant thinking”, “exquisite design” and “great future potential”.

“It means a lot to us to win the upcoming Design Award. Both in terms of attention and recognition – not least among consumers” says Anne Nørbjerg and Sanne Kyed Jeppesen, who has just finished 7th semester at the School of Architecture in Aarhus.

The dream  is now to get the furniture in production and this the design award can help to realize. Besides the honor the price contains professional entrepreneur help from lawyer house DAHL and a booth at next Formland UP / Graded exhibition in August.

As a student it’s about using the space in the apartment as good as possible and this is where the idea for the table comes from.
“We both live in apartments with balconies in Aarhus and we know that that space can be very limited. In the future more and more people will come to live in the cities so we have to become better at combining different things. In addition, drying racks are often fragile and short-lived so we wanted to create something that both could last for many years and could be used in several ways” explains Anne Nørbjerg and Sanne Kyed Jeppesen.

DryUnder is made in bamboo and the rope for the drying rack comes in different colors, that way the look of the table changes and fits the tendencies at the current time.

Anne Nørbjerg and Sanne Kyed Jeppesen has taken a six months leave  from the design academy to learn more about surface treatment among other things at the cabinetmaker training in Vejle. In the same period the girls are to complete an entrepreneurship course.

“Our goal is to get DryUnder out in the stores in a near future” says the proud award winners.

It is the second time DryUnder recieves a design award. The table was also named winner of the FSC Design Award in Copenhagen 2012.

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