2022 / Education / Classroom Design / Student


  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Education/Classroom Design
  • Lead Designer
    Shion Ito
  • Project Link
  • University
    Delft University of Technology

Forest is a desk partition that enables students to focus on their studies without having negative feelings. In an elementary school in the Netherlands, some students had difficulty concentrating on their assignments during a class and isolated themselves from others to focus. Forest addresses their negative feeling to use desk partition with playfully shaped partition design that let students build up their semi-closed space through creative process. It gives them autonomy to decide how high and how dense the Forest is. Also, its playfulness encourages other classmates to join the building.

Shion Ito is a Japanese product designer and design researcher based in Den Haag, Netherlands. He aspires to understand human nature through deploying provocative artefacts into real contexts.

Photo Credit: Shion Ito