Swenyo, a lifestyle brand designing products for young adults, challenged our product design students to create storage solutions for college students. With the limitations of dorm-living in mind, students were asked to explore three typologies: large wall storage, small wall storage, and desk storage. The students conducted research online and interviewed students from two different campuses to determine a theme to pursue for their final projects.

Pole by Jacinto Berrios
Jacinto recognized the problem of dorm walls not having the capacity to hold heavy loads. He developed a storage solution utilizing sturdy and minimalist poles that could be customized to meet each student’s individual storage needs.

Tube by Marcelo Kertesz
Marcelo’s solution was a simple yet clever desk storage unit that neatly organizes devices and desktop items without using too much desk space. The design builds on a skateboard-inspired aesthetic that is well aligned with Swenyo’s brand values.

Box-in-a-Box by Josep Maria Serra
Josep’s solution was a desk storage unit called Box-in-a-Box. The multiple parts assemble to create a variety of desk storage options and offer cable management by concealing power strips and chargers.

Hooks & Loops by Marcelo Kertesz
Marcelo designed a clever velcro wall that builds on Swenyo’s strong visual language offering a re-configurable and playful storage solution.