What are they looking at?
The future of chair design that is!
I captured Professor Josh Owen and a few of the Industrial Design students taking pictures of quarter-scaled models of chairs. This year the Wilsonart Challenges student chair design competition is taking place at Rochester Institute of Technology. On November 11th I presided over the mid-term critique. I was amazed at how fully developed the concepts were. About a quarter of the class could have begun building that same afternoon!
The winning chair will be unveiled at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City on May 14th.
Signing off! Grace Jeffers
Writer, Design Historian, Materials Specialist
The New Materials Handbook