Zpine Lounge Chair
Pitt Berkemeyer & Georg Thesing
The ELXE chair
Baita Design Studio - Helena Bueno & Heinz Muller.
The Allt chair
|Category||Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Award, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||15 June 2010 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal|
|15 June 2010 (via Online)|
The world of green design is pulled in two directions, for the aim of sustainability has been described alternately as “doing more with less” and “celebrating abundance.” The third annual One Good Chair competition challenges designers to do both.
This year’s theme, “Minimum/Maximum,” embraces the idea that smart design can both preserve natural resources and amplify human delight. We’re not asking you to “balance” or “compromise” these two apparently different aims—we’re pushing you to go as far as you can in both directions at once. Trade-offs are for sissies. How little material can you use to make the most of a chair? How little packaging can you use to reach the most people? Can you design a chair that is almost nothing and almost everything at the same time?
Not yet announced
The competition will pair finalists with fabricators to have a prototype built.
Exhibition and Publication
$30 (April 1 Deadline to register)
$70 (June 15 Deadline to late register)
A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 images and Narrative brief (Max. 200 words total)
Finalists announced: August 4, 2010
Prototypes are constructed: September 2010 – January 2011
Winner announced, prototypes displayed and celebrated: February 11, 2011
Sustainable Furniture Council & World Market Center