In the run up to the Milan Fair, emerging designers and students were invited by Fab to ‘disrupt design’ by submitting their product ideas, portfolios and prototypes to a panel of judges to see if they could challenge the status quo and have got what it takes.

Tom alongside some major design names are going to judge the projects:

Bradford Shellhammer, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer, Fab.
Rob Forbes, Founder, Design Within Reach, Public Bikes.
Ambra Medda, Founder, Ambra Medda Office.
Yves Béhar, Designer and Founder, Fuse Project, and Chief Creative Officer, Jawbone.
Amanda Dameron, Editor-in-Chief, Dwell Magazine.
Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing, The Andy Warhol Foundation.
Birgit Lohmann, Editor-in-Chief, Designboom.

The winning products will go in to be manufactured and sold to over 12 million people via fab.com

We will reveal the shortlist tomorrow and the three winners will be selected and announced next week. Stay tuned for more details.

Read more about this project on FastCo Design.