2021 / Office Equipment / Furnishings/Modules / Professional


  • Prizes
    Winner in Office Equipment/Furnishings/Modules
  • Company
    Purdue University, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Jung Joo Sohn
  • Design Team
    Barbara Lynne Young
  • Project Link

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, people should maintain physical distance to protect each other. The layout of the modern office, however, depends on space efficiency and communication with other co-workers. The goal of this project is to consider how employees can stay visibly connected while remaining protected in existing workspace layouts and consider how to use the solution sustainably after the corona pandemic. 'Air Shield' is an attachable dual fan and filter system which serves to purify air and protect desk occupants by blocking pathogen transmission with air currents.

Photo Credit: Purdue University