2019 / Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules / Student

Office Stretcher

  • Prizes
    Silver in Office Equipment/Furnishings/Modules
  • Lead Designer
    Xinyue Guo
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Directors: Stan Rickel, Tim Wood
  • University
    Rochester Institute of Technology

Office Stretcher is a modular product designed to improve the workplace environment by re-discussing the boundary of work and break. “Stretch" in the name indicates the stretching of the body, space, and time.
Body-it reminds the users to take breaks and to stretch. It also helps maintain workplace mental health by facilitating interactions such as peer appraisals and networks.
Space-the product compresses space without well-defined functions into a compact zone to increase space utilization.
Time-it encourages small group discussions, which are usually more efficient than large meetings.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, I took the one more challenging"-my motto. Hi, world! I am Xinyue Guo, a creative designer recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology that runs the Top 10 Industrial Design program in the United States. As a designer who is interested in philosophy and the nature of existence, I consequently get most of my design inspirations from these fields.

Other prizes
3rd Prize, China Packaging Creative Design Competition | China Packaging Federation | 2015 1st Prize, Creative Design Competition | Shanghai University | 2015 3rd Prize, The Second Campus Souvenir Creative Design Competition | Shanghai University | 2015 2nd Prize, the 20th Shanghai College Student Innovation of ‘‘Science and Technology & Entrepreneurship Cup’’ | Shanghai Association of Inventions | 2014

Photo Credit: Xinyue Guo
Credits: Directors: Stan Rickel, Tim Wood