MOV : Layla Meier-Siem
MOV (Mobile Office Vehicle) is a vehicle intended for 2040 as a response to COVID-19 and future pandemics that result in people working remotely. It responds to the issue of people struggling to have a healthy work-life balanced when stuck at home all day.
The MOV enables workers to perform work in any environment as the MOV can autonomously drive to wherever needed. It keeps the worker engaged and excited about work.
The vehicle will help the worker maintain a routine, create a relief from home life and a space to be more creative and productive in.
Both the interactive exterior and the flexible interior layout provide a variety of opportunities to perform work in different ways to create a more varied day at work with less boredom.
The key idea was to create a space that makes work more enjoyable and flexible.
The exterior is heavily influenced by clean product design to indicate its non-automotive purpose. It was intended to be a bit playful to enhance the working experience.
The simple volumes already indicate what happens on the interior: The atrium is tall so that people can stand up in it. The rear of the vehicle is lower, thus indicating that the worker could sit down and lay down.
The exterior is treated bit like an interior design – creating an experience and a series of opportunities to interact with the vehicle. Especially the bodyside is important as it offers the so-called Panels.
The Panels offer sitting opportunities as well as a step to get to the roof of the vehicle to sit on it. In terms of detailing, the shape-shifting indicator is very product design interpretation of an indicator – creating an ever-changing exterior.
The interior evolves around the idea that sitting down for a long period of time promotes health diseases and makes us fatigued. Switching up positions instead creates a more dynamic and diverse workflow.
Interior has a flow to it itself and spreads out into different shapes – thus offering several engagement opportunities. The worker can sit, stand and lay down inside the vehicle to be the most productive and also comfortable.
Modular add-ons (e.g., display, stationary, phone charger) make sure that the vehicle is customizable for the user’s needs and preferences.
The inflatable seating adds to the user’s comfort and also add a bit of playfulness to it.
Layla Meier-Siem is a 23 years old designer from Hamburg, Germany. She recently graduated from Coventry University and will continue her studies at Art Center. Her past experiences are: Yacht design placement at Beiderbeck Designs. You can follow more of her projects on Behance