20Th SEPT @ 12pm


Working from home is now an accepted way of life for us all, but do we have the tools and work settings at home that work for us, especially now so many of us are living in increasingly smaller spaces? What is needed? What can be designed better?


We would like to set you that design challenge; design a single item or a setting to help improve your and everyone’s WFH environment.


We would like you to use natural materials and/or recycled and or recyclable materials. Allow for small space living and accessibility.


Present your ideas in a maximum of 3 x A1 boards or the equivalent in digital PDF format, so we’re able to present them to our judging panel. A brief 200-word description of your product/design is also required.


The deadline for submissions is the 20th of September at 12 noon.


All digital submissions should be sent via the website, posted or dropped off at the address below.



FAO – Design Crawl DC:DC

Boss Design, 25, The Lightwell, 27 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AF



The shortlist of entries will be announced on the Design Crawl website, published within the Design Crawl Event Guide Magazine and will be displayed during the event for all the Manchester design community to view.


The winner will be announced at the closing event of Design Crawl 2021 on the 21st of October.


Their work will be showcased on our website from the 21st of October (with a link to their portfolio) and also announced on our social media channels.


Best of luck!

The DC MCR Team


  • Design a single item or a setting to help improve yours and everyone's 'work from home' environment.
  • Using natural materials and/or recycled and or recyclable materials.
  • 3 x A1 boards or the equivalent in digital PDF format.
  • Allow for small space living and accessibility.
  • Include a brief 200 word description of your product/design.
  • All submissions should be sent via the webite using the button below or send boards to Boss Design
  • Gain valuable exposure across the Design Crawl MCR 2021 community, including our all media channals, publications and live events.


By participating in the DC:DC Competition, the Designer agrees to the following:
1. All information and materials requested by Design Crawl must be provided in full. Failure to do so will result in disqualification without notice.
2. Submissions will not be accepted to the competition if their work infringes on a copyright.
3. Design Crawl may use any of the submitted images, creative content, the designer’s name and likeness in relation to the DC:DC competition for any promotional materials. This pertains to use in print, on our website and on any websites affiliated with the DC:DC competition, including Design Crawl, for the current year and any subsequent years in perpetuity. The submission’s images may be reproduced in whole or in part for editorial and promotional purposes.
4. Wherever possible Design Crawl will strive to provide credit to any promotionally reproduced images.
5. Entrants preserve ALL RIGHTS to his/her/their design/s. In the event that one of the participating fixtures directly receives a manufacturing deal as a result of participating in DC:DC, a royalty would be applied as a part of the manufacturing contract, to be agreed upon by the entrant, DC:DC, Design Crawl and the manufacturer.

TERMS OF USE All copyrighted images, trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on the Design Crawl website are the property of their respective rights-holders and owners and used on this website for reference purposes only.

WHO MAY ENTER The Design Crawl competition is open to designers, firms, practices, agencies, organisations, schools, businesses, students and non-professionals that have a residence in the UK. Entries may be submitted by individuals, companies, organizations, teams, or by teachers for classroom projects. Entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to enter as an individual. (Designers under 18 may have their work submitted by a parent, legal guardian or teacher.