Create Your LessThanFive Winners Announced

Thank you to all the talented designers who participated in our Create Your LessThanFive Contest. We received wonderful entries from all over Europe, all using our Customizer tool to create a chair that was uniquely inspired.

We’re excited to announce the winners of the contest. Two winners will each receive their own carbon-fiber creation and are invited to a special ceremony at the newly opened Steelcase Learning and Innovation Center in Munich in May 2018.


Our panel of judges was made up of Michael Young, designer of the LessThanFive Chair, John Hamilton, Coalesse Global Design Director, Rick Bomer, Coalesse EMEA Sales Director and James McLachlan, Editor at Icon Magazine. Together they selected the design by Simona Sacchi, Designer at Simona Sacchi in Rome, Italy.

In describing her design inspiration, Simona says, “just five signs to create an icon... do you see "Her"?! Gradient pattern to emphasize and to recall the lightness. Geometric/ romantic/ vintage mood.”

Congratulations Simona!


The judges also selected two finalists which we posted on our Instagram account and asked our audience to like their favorite. The design to receive the most likes in 24 hours was declared the winner.

Congratulations to Christopher Delahunt, an architect at tpbennett in London, United Kingdom for his winning design, “The Dial Up Chair.” Christopher explains the graphics on his chair design:

“In a world dominated by social media and taken-for-granted instant internet access, there is an emerging appreciation for internet nostalgia. The act of connecting to the internet in the 1990s through dial-up internet wizards became synonymous with the world-wide web. It was a ritual of waiting at a time when the pace of the internet was much slower and more comprehensible. This chair remembers the era of the internet connection wizard, presenting the user with a graphical metaphor of the connections made as they join the internet superhighway.”


Congratulations to our winners and finalist! Thank you to all the talented designers who answered our call to participate and create something unique.

Our contest may have ended, but our LessThanFive Customizer is ready to make your design come to life! Get inspired by the winning design, try our customizer tool, apply your design to the chair and our Concierge team will make your vision a reality. It’s a new era of Participation.

Published On: December 18, 2017
Filed under: Design Inspiration

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