Doug Mockett & Company Design Competition Blue RibbonANNUAL DESIGN CONTEST




Our Annual Design Competition for 2011 was a success yet again with four winning entries! The competition not only continues to grow every year, but also continues to expand globally, as demonstrated by the international entries from over a dozen countries. We received some very exciting and innovative concepts and enjoyed reviewing all of the ideas, and we would like to thank everyone for participating. In the end, there were four; and sticking to our policy of crowning only First Place Winners, we are proud to introduce the four "Number Ones."

Bolen Drawer/Door Pull

Jeff Bolen,
Torrance, CA

Bolen Pulls - Merging style and innovation with architectural brilliance, this pull is reminiscent of its predecessor, the Bolen Leg – a 2009 Design Competition Winner. Large grip area and hefty body, great for larger drawers or even doors. Creates a bold, striking presence on any surface.

Lily Grommet

Lily Grommet-side view

Rick Lewis,
Palo Alto, CA

Lily Grommet – Traditional grommet cap and liner paired with a unique cable management system allowing easy access to plugs and cables on the surface level. Slots on the grommet liner sort cabling through designated slots and prevent the plugs from slipping down through the table. The elevated platform style cap conceals the cabling and also provides a usable surface space. Available with a felt pad on top of the platform cap for a better grip surface to hold mobile devices while charging.


Torii Rack

Torii Rack 

Michael Rosen,
Menomonie, WI

Torii Rack – Extremely versatile coat hook system that allows the hangers to move freely throughout the track. Space the hangers evenly across or bunch them together on one side to create space for a heavy coat – however the job sees fit. The hangers contain two hooks each, a large hook for coats and hats and a small notched hook for keys or a scarf. The track is mounted first and the hooks slide on from either end and can be moved easily from side to side. No longer is the hanger committed to a fixed position; these movable hangers not only slide, but you can add or subtract any desired number of hooks.

Benching Divider Panel Bracket

Aaron Zorndorf,
San Francisco, CA

Benching Divider Panel Bracket – Creating a divider on a large work surface is a cinch with individual panel brackets. Create personal space in any shared workstation or simply add a personal screen to an existing setup. Simply mount the bracket(s) to the work surface and slide in the panel from the top. Adjustable bracket can accommodate panel thickness up to ½" using rubber spacer pads to clamp the panel in place. Sold individually to suit any custom job size.