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PREMISE Wiggle Chair by Frank Gehry… Barrel Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright… Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen… Z-Chair by Zaha Hadid… As long as architects have been designing buildings, they’ve also been designing the chairs that feature within them. In order to have complete control over how users experience their buildings, Starchitects have masterfully crafted chairs that complement their design language. While architecture sets the scene, a chair can have a strong influence on the interior’s character. The Barcelona Pavilion is incomplete without the Barcelona Chair and so is the Villa Savoye without the LC4 Chaise Lounge. The Starchitect’s Chair design competition is looking for the next iconic chair. DESIGN SYNOPSIS Through training and experience, architects acquire a wide range of skills that enable them to design at any scale – from urban to product design. Designing a chair requires a deep understanding of the scale and dimensions of the human body. Imagine yourself as the next starchitect. Your buildings would need an iconic chair to accompany them. The chair needs to be more than a place to sit on. It needs to be a work of art! Design a chair that immerses the user in your design philosophy. The chair needs to take into consideration multiple aspects – aesthetics, materials, fabrication, and – most importantly – comfort. You can design any kind of chair – office chair, lounge chair, outdoor chair or something unique! Can you design the next iconic chair? SUBMISSION Participants are required to submit one Presentation Board (Landscape A1) in the form of one JPG/JPEG file for the ‘Starchitect’s Chair’ design competition. AWARDS Custom Designed Trophies, Certificates of Achievement, Exclusive Interview and Publications to honor the best entries. For more information, visit www.theCharette.org • Top 3 Winners • 10 Honorable Mentions • Top 30 Entries REGISTRATION & TIMELINE ‘Starchitect’s Chair’ is open to all creative people – architects, students, planners, interior designers, product designers, and all problem solvers! Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of maximum 4 participants. • $35 Advance Entry: 1 Apr – 30 Apr 2022 • $45 Early Entry: 1 May – 31 May 2022 • $55 Standard Entry: 1 Jun – 30 Jun 2022 • Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022 • Results: 31 August 2022 To register for ‘Starchitect’s Chair’ and for more information, please visit: https://theCharette.org/ FOLLOW US: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theCharette/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theCharette/

Organizer: Charette
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Other award
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-06-30
Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”