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Maya Pindeus

MA work

Reach - A stage for physical collaboration

Reach is a vision for a connected workplace - an augmented desk extension that builds a bridge across work environments. It acts as interface between two workplaces and suggests a novel method for physical collaboration over distance through a cloud plat- form. Reach enables a physical dialogue by allowing to comment, annotate and pre- view materialities on remote prototypes. Reach creates a real time work ow, tailored to physical activities in professions such as Design, Architecture and Manufacturing. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Maya is a designer and architect with a particular passion for innovation and the design of new interactions for humans and emerging technology. She holds a degree in architecture from the masterclass of Zaha Hadid and a background in Industrial Design, with a focus on design futures. These backgrounds come together in the MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering programme at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
  • Degrees

  • M.Arch University of Applied Arts, Vienna 2013, Masterclass of Zaha Hadid,
  • Exhibitions

  • Milan Design Week with ´A play of dependencies`, 2016; Designforum Vienna with ´Beautification` 2016; Design Biennale St Etienne with ´Beautification` 2015; Triennale Milano with ´Beautification` 2015; Designblok Prague with ´Beautification` 2015; Venice Architecture Biennale, ZHA Architects Exhibition Space 2012; Bal Robotov Moscow, with 'Beautification' 2015
  • Awards

  • Starts Prize Ars Electronica, Honorary mention - Blink - Humanising Autonomy 2017; KI International Award 2017
  • Publications

  • Fast Company Article on Blink and autonomous cars 2017; New Scientist, Feature on Blink - Humanising Autonomy, 2017; Designboom, Article on a play of dependencies 7.8.2016, Hollie smith; Frame Magazine, #116, 2016, Lara Mikocki, 'Three lamps by Maya Pindeus and Johanna Pichlbauer encourage a richer sphere of interaction in the workplace; Fast Company Article on the Beautification Machine 2015