Opus Indigo


Indian Society of Ergonomics


Furniture Design Awards

Ergonomics and its relevance to the study of Design and Architecture is hardly a discussed topic. Especially among the students and the young designers, it is a genre of design that is yet to be understood and practiced. To add to this, the congruity that it shares with the designing
of work-friendly office spaces is a requirement of the hour and can be felt by every working individual, on a global scale.

Owing to the above-stated needs, the Ergonomics Design Award aims to elevate the requisite interest towards the field, such that we may be able to harness ideas of design that are have not been discussed or discovered till now. We aim to provide a platform to these Avant-garde ideas, that are relevant and yet predominantly innovative in their ergonomic design approach.

The most suitable furniture and accessory designs shall be felicitated, as per their pertinence to the context.

Entry open for Graduate / Post Graduate Students of:

1. Interior Design
2. Product Design
3. Industrial Design
4. Architecture
5. Furniture Design
6. Engineering


Office Ergonomics

Many people don’t realize that a poorly designed computer workstation and/or bad work habits can result in serious health problems. Common symptoms associated with poor design or habits include discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, hands and wrists, as well as headaches and eyestrain. Workstations and other related office furniture are welcome to participate in this category.

Home Ergonomics

The workplace isn’t the only place to think about when considering ergonomics. Many hobbies and other everyday activities performed outside of the workplace can be sources of ergonomic stressors. This includes study furniture and related accessories that cater to working requirements in-home.

Registration Fee

1. The registration fee is Rs. 200 for each submitted design.
2. There is no limit to the number of designs that can be submitted by one student.

Awards Ceremony

Winners will be felicitated at ISE Conference 2020 – a two day Ergonomic Conference to be held at Mumbai around December  organized by the Indian Society of Ergonomics. Details of the conference will be shared once ISE finalised the dates and venue of the conference.

Submission Requirements

Each participant has to submit a letter along with presentation sheets that states that it is the original work by you which has to be duly signed by the Studio Head/ Department Head of the college. 

As per the discussed brief, applicants of the above-mentioned fields will be required to submit the design of an Ergonomically-sound Furniture in the following format:
1. Max. of 6, A3 size sheets (420mm X 297mm), in horizontal format and submitted as digital, colored, high-resolution files, meant for printing in JPEG format.
2. Each submission must contain unique Registration ID issued to you after registration in 5mm Arial Font on top right corner of the presentation sheets.
3. Submissions may contain any or all of the following, i.e. text, diagrams, plans, sections, sketches, photographs, graphics, collage, etc, in a combination without restrictions that can convey the visual summary of the design intent of the entrant comprehensively
illustrating the:
(i) Response to challenges outlined in the Brief.
(ii) The emergence of a unified and relevant image of Design.
3. Submission must contain Design Brief (not more than 500 words) in a .doc file.


[21 March 2020] Announcement of Awards
[30 September 2020] Deadline for registration
[15 October 2020] Deadline for submission of designs
[31 October 2020] Announcement of shortlisted candidates
[At the Event] Presentation of models and design of shortlisted entries
[At the Event] Announcement of top Winners and two Runner-ups in each category

It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.