Top Student Green Chair Designs to Be Showcased by Vern Yip in Washington, D.C. Print
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 07:54

Back in May this year, the American Institute of Architecture Students and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced the top six winners of the fourth student design competition. Sponsored by the ICPF and administered by the AIAS, the program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of issues related to the use of corrugated board (a non-traditional building material) in design and construction and production. The competition was developed in part to introduce architecture and structural design students to green, structural design careers in the corrugated packaging and display industry. This spring's competition attracted architecture and package design students from 49 colleges and universities throughout North America.
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On July 23, 2009, Honorary Chairman Vern Yip (of TLC's Trading Spaces, HGTV's Deserving Design, and Design Star fame), will showcase the winners of the national The Chair Affair™ student design competition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In speaking of the student competition and the related media event, competition Honorary Chairman Yip stated, “The corrugated industry is a multibillion dollar industry, has extensive career opportunities and is sustainable from the beginning to the end. The concept of utilizing corrugated board to build a functioning piece of furniture is exciting and promotes student development in structural design.”

Chair entries are constructed only of corrugated board and glue, and are required to comfortably seat a person of an undetermined size for an extended period of time. Evaluation criteria includes clear and easily comprehendible design; originality; ergonomically comfortable; aesthetically pleasing; and cleverness of craft and details.

Here are the winning entries, courtesy of the “American Institute of Architecture Students” and the respective student(s). Do you like those entries, have your own preference or comment? Post a comment at the end of the article.

2_of_6First Place

“Hole on Hole”
Jessica Leung, Cuesta College












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Profile and SilhouetteSecond Place-Tie

“Profile and Silhouette”
Winston Mi, Jessica Brown, Rhode Island School of Design











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3_of_63_of_6_02Second Place-Tie

“A Corruagted Chair or a Chair Made of Corrugated”
Sarah Clement, Michael Wallace, Louisiana State University










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1_of_6Honorable Mention

“Caterpillared”
Brad Smith, Cuesta College












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Honorable Mention

“Adjustable”
Keith Holman, Benjamin Shullaw, Neal Birchum, Sean McDow, University of Oklahoma










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6_of_66_of_6_02Honorable Mention

“Corrugated Board Chair”
Jonathan Coop,
California State University Long Beach










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“Studio Furniture: The Scissor Chair”
Mateusz Dzierzanowski, Christopher Brown,
The Catholic University of America.










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aesthetics_co-merit_full01aesthetics_co-merit_02Merit Award - Aesthetics

“Monolith”
Darrick Del Moral, San Jose State University











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aesthetics_co-merit_fullMerit Award - Aesthetics

“Banana Bench”
Patrick Fitzpatrick, Jude Miller-Chapin, School of the Art Institute











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construction_merit_full01construction_merit_full02Merit Award - Construction

“Collabi”
Brad Singer, Alex Goldburg, University of Texas, Austin










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innovation_merit_fullMerit Award - Innovation

“Chai-aw”
Tucker Wilson, Justin Fox, Jacob Wolfe, Appalachian State University











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usability_merit_01usability_merit_full02Merit Award - Usability

“Parche Desca”
Keaton Smith, Jacques Dugal, University of Louisiana at Lafayette











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The winning entries will be on display at the National Building Museum from July 23-26. Scott Kratz, Vice President for Education at the National Building Museum said, “Serving as a venue for the Chair Affair is a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome students and other visitors to view the fantastic chair designs of future architects and structural designers. The Museum’s education programs teach students–the nation’s future workforce–about civic involvement, generating interest in the built environment, and introducing them to career opportunities.”

Vern Yip will participate in a live press conference on July 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., where the winning entries will be on display from July 23 through July 26.


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