One Good Chair Design 2008


Jittasak Narknisorn
Jessica Konawicz

Runner Ups
Robert Corser
Catherine Pena
Moon Choi

Winner's Gallery...


The focus of the competition is the lounge chair or similar casual seating—simple objects to aid the body in the act of sitting.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Chair Design Idea Competition
Genre Furniture
Country United States
RegDeadline 30 May 2008 GoogleCal iCal
9 June 2008 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

In recent years, the furniture industry has become more environmentally intelligent by reconsidering its production methods and material content, but the basic shape of things hasn't changed much. Can we be as smart about the way things look and feel as we are about how they're made?
We invite designers everywhere to contribute their vision for a new kind of eco-chair, one that focuses first and foremost on form. What kind of shapes can minimize resources while maximizing comfort and enjoyment? How can design integrate ecology and ergonomics?

Lance Hosey (Director, William McDonough + Partners)
Galen Cranz (Professor, University of California at Berkeley)
Bill Dowell (Director of Research, Herman Miller Inc.)
Jill Fehrenbacher (Green Designer; Founder, Inhabitat)
Eric Pfeiffer (Designer; Founder, Pfeiffer Lab)
Susan Szenasy (Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine)
Michael Wollaeger (Editor in Chief, Western Interiors and Design magazine)

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

US $4,500 Total (1 designer or shared (equally or unequally) among 2-5 designers), Publication and Exhibition

Entry Fee
$50 US (by May 16, Late registration is acceptable for an additional $25.)

A minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) images and a narrative brief (max. 200 words total)

Winner(s) informed: mid-July
Awards: Las Vegas Market, July 30

Sustainable Furniture Council & World Market Center

Official Website