Formaspace Benchmarx™ Featured on Discovery Channel Series

October 14, 2008 – Formaspace is proud to announce the use of Formaspace workbenches on PROTOTYPE THIS, an all-new Discovery Channel series. PROTOTYPE THIS brings viewers straight to the drawing board and through the design process to experience firsthand as inventions come to life. The series features a team of expert engineers who work each week to come up with one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow for people to experience today. The Discovery Channel series premieres Wednesday, October 15th at 10 pm e/p.

Prototype This Discovery Channel Series

Prototype This: Discovery Channel Series, image by

Formaspace Collaborates with Mike North

The show’s premise highlights a Formaspace passion – innovators using Formaspace products to create the products of tomorrow. Because Formaspace’s products are so flexible, they are ideally suited to custom applications that change from week to week. Formaspace benches provide the groundwork for discovery and creation.

Co-host Mike North worked with Formaspace to design the benches used on the television series. Half of the benches ordered feature the Formaspace Benchmarx ™ design, which provides adjustable overhead storage for infinite flexibility. The work surfaces are a mixture of high-density polyurethane, maple block, and plastic laminate, allowing for a variety of applications. All benches feature total lock casters for mobility and 16 gauge steel subframes for durability.


Custom-Built Maple Block Benchmarx ™ Workbenches

The benches used on PROTOTYPE THIS can be seen in the “Lair” on the Prototype Island Tour. CAD drawings of the benches ordered by co-host Mike North are available below. If you are interested in the benches used on PROTOTYPE THIS, please contact Formaspace at 800-251-1505 or


About Formaspace

Formaspace is an industry-leading provider of ergonomic, heavy duty workbenches, work tables, workstations, and laboratory furniture used in laboratories, clean rooms, factories, warehouses, computer labs, and offices. The company primarily serves Fortune 1000 companies, universities, and the government. Formaspace is located in Austin, Texas. Formaspace can be reached at 1.800.251.1505.


Centerpiece Assembly Workbench:
96X48X36 HDPE topped welded basix with total lock casters and full depth lower shelf



ZOZ Brooks Bench:
72X30X36 Maple block topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 12 inch adjustable shelf, 48 inch power strip, cable management, under counter tool drawer with 3 drawers, and utility/file drawer combo.



Joe Grand Bench:
72X30X36 Maple block topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 2 12 inch adjustable shelves, 48 inch under shelf light, 48 inch power strip, cable management, half depth lower shelf.



Mike North Bench:
72X30X36 Maple block topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 2 12 inch adjustable shelves, 48 inch power strip, cable management, keyboard pullout, and under counter tool drawer with 5 drawers.



Assorted benches:
2 units of 72x36x34 welded Basix ™ benches with plastic laminate tops on total lock casters, one with a small storage cubbie underneath the work surface.


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