4 in 1 working from home solution

I have created a solution for people who work from home or require an office solution in apartment style living that is collapsible. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic the number of people working from home has significantly increased. This product includes a desk, standing desk and chair that are all foldable into an ottoman as a compact solution. 
What do you think?

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UpRising @ 2022.05.27 7:16 AM

A fantastic idea Niamh, so many applications for such a design. How can we help. If you could list 3 or 4 areas that the UpRising community could do to help with your MDP that would make it easier for us to assist you. 

Are you after materials, advice, or help with construction?  Who exactly is your primary target market?

Looking forward to seeing this 4 in 1 come alive.


Circular Economy Pioneers Australia - Chelsea McLean @ 2022.06.01 6:24 AM

Hi Niamh,

Congratulations on your 4-in-1 collapsible solution for people working from home! I have an idea for you to help make your furniture more 'circular by design'. Creating end-of-life cycles for office furniture is a hot topic in the sustainability and circular economy industry at the moment.

An organisation called GECA has licensees who are certified under GECA's lifecycle ecolabel furniture standards. These standards consider the end of life at the design stage, including design for disassembly, reuse or recycling.

Here's a great article on the extent of the problem:

Please feel free to email me and I would be happy to connect you with someone from GECA. My email is All the best with your project!

Warm regards, Chelsea 

Nath @ 2022.06.16 4:25 PM
Looks great Niamh! 

Niamh @ 2022.06.17 7:17 AM


Thank you for reaching out! My target market is people who are working from home, or those that live in a small apartment that cannot have a permanent office arrangement due to smaller square footage. Something that could help is having some contact with a business that has a proportion of its employees working from home that could offer an evaluation or some survey answers. 

Niamh @ 2022.06.17 7:21 AM

@Circular Economy Pioneers Australia 

Thank you for your comment! If you could help me get into contact with someone from GECA to see if they could help me create a life-cycle analysis for my MDP that would be much appreciated and would help me out with the evaluation process. 

Guillie @ 2022.06.18 7:13 AM
As brilliant as it is practical Niamh! I look forward to seeing what's next! Sarah.

TimRyan1959 @ 2022.06.19 6:31 AM
Looks awesome 

blume @ 2022.06.19 6:55 AM
Well done great ideas 

Niamh @ 2022.06.19 7:10 AM


Thank you!

Niamh @ 2022.06.19 7:10 AM


Thanks heaps!

Lynn Wood @ 2022.06.19 7:38 AM

Some of these ideas when you search furniture on IdeaSpies may be helpful. A few are from our Artistic Editor Gillian Corban and include a circular economy x chair.

Niamh @ 2022.06.20 4:53 AM

@Lynn Wood

Thank you! I will check out the link.

Circular Economy Pioneers Australia - Chelsea McLean @ 2022.06.20 12:35 PM
Hi Niam, thanks for your note. Yes, I'd be happy to introduce you to someone at GECA if you could send your email address to me via email please:

UpRising @ 2022.06.28 2:17 PM

Good evening UpRising Designer

Two Days left before we close UpRising’s ‘People's Choice Seed Funding Award’. 

A few weeks ago, I thought, let’s shake things up and get you the help you need now…enter People's Choice Award..I thought we would get maybe 10 or 20 hits. 

No, you guys went ballistic! Over 5000 ‘Likes’ from all over NSW, some of you have even made the local newspaper!!! 

However, what is going to happen next is even better. 

This Thursday afternoon, 30th June, 5pm I will be announcing the 3 People’s Choice Award winners and how your seed funding $$$ will be transferred to you. I will also give you all a sneak peek at what this next level is all about, think, Australia's biggest most prestigious design event of the year..


Please jump into the zoom, Thursday, ask any questions about UpRising and let me know how we can make it even better for you.  

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