The winning proposal of the 3rd edition of the N41st Innovation Award of the Arquétipo Prize is an office partition, which integrates wood, cardboard and burel, designed by the Architect Sérgio Magalhães, in collaboration with Catarina Rodrigues and Tiago Nogueira.
The jury, composed of two members of JJTeixeira and the Architect José Carvalho Araújo, notes that the winning proposal uses the materials initially proposed by the company and systematises the entire construction process. In addition, it demonstrates the multiple possibilities of combining the pieces, revealing versatility and flexibility.
The study of the construction process also reveals the feasibility of the solution. The jury also emphasised the timelessness of the solution and that the identity of the product justifies the name given to it – PEG.GO.
“PEG.GO, a product inspired by the peg board, is a truly multifunctional system from which any user can make the most of, taking advantage of its ability to transform and adapt to the needs of a given period or physical space. PEG.GO is an effective way to reconfigure spaces, almost immediately, without requiring more than an assembly scheme and creativity. Users themselves are invited to define the ideal formal structure, autonomously, and without the need for professional technical support, including installers or works. The name of the product itself reflects what it means, a peg (PEG) board ready to be activated/altered/adapted (GO) – PEG.GO, the perfect ally for workspaces such as offices, universities, libraries, museums, cafes, cowork spaces, among others. Created from the logic of construction based on fitting and joints typical of Japanese carpentry, the structures (small and large) are assembled from notches and grooves avoiding as much as possible the undifferentiated use of screws and other techniques of relevant impact on the cost, labour and production of the solution. (…)”