My Chair: Design Competition

MY CHAIR – design competition

Even though the function of a chair as an aid to sitting has not really changed over time, its design has evolved in parallel to society. It has reflected the developments in technology, architecture, and industrial design. Furthermore, chairs have been a social, aesthetic, and symbolic statement. Chair design has been a declaration of attitudes, ideas, and viewpoints.

During the XX Century there were some chair designs that succeeded to reflect the society of their time. Some of the best known examples are Charles and Ray Eames’ molded plywood chairs, Alvar Alto’s No. 41 Chair or Marcel Breuer’s B3 Chair. Their highly innovative designs responded both to ergonomics and manufacture processes.

As our society has changed we are looking for a chair design that succeeds in communicating the XXI Century personality.

This is an open competition to design a chair, sofa, or stool that reflects our time.

My chair is a reflection on style, trend, attitude, and culture.

Competition Schedule:

May 1, 2006 – Registration deadline
May 8, 2006 – Submission deadline
May 14, 2006 – Competition results


1st prize: US $1000
2nd prize: US $500
3rd prize: US $250

Mentions (5): US$100

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