days left to enter
First prize- INR 1,00,000 + Certificate
Second prize- INR 60,000 + Certificate
Third prize- INR 40,000 + Certificate
10 Honorable mentions
Public/Street furniture are like the art pieces on any cityscape canvas. They add weight to any street perspective. They play a very important role in shaping up cities. After the huge sucess of Urban Chair, we are back with the second edition of Urban Chair design competition and want to offer a chance to the design community to come up with mind-bending new ideas for prototypical urban furniture.

Urban Chair is a design competition with the aim of developing innovative and interactive prototypes for seaters/benches/modules that can be placed in a park, street, plaza or any other kind of outdoor socio-urban zone. Urban furniture is the link between a public space and the people encapsulated within. Community seaters are the catalyst for public interaction as they create a setting for sitting, resting and other similar activities. They are responsible for drawing people together and starting the process of interaction and dialogue.

Street Furniture is an important tool for creating a sense of identity and place making. Effective and quality furniture in a public setup creates an intrinsic relationship between people and urbanscape. Industrial zeitgeist and its mass production methods have eliminated the ‘”design” from the process of creating new furniture. Though it helped in creating a sense of continuity at a macro level, street furniture became obsolete, bleak and rigid.

The competition invites designers to create dynamic furniture to be placed in zones of social and public exchange. The product should be more than just a sitting module and offer multiple ways for users to interact with it. It should become an important symbol for the zone and stimulate greater social interaction among the people.

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
•First prize- INR 1,00,000 + Certificate
•Second prize- INR 60,000 + Certificate
•Third prize- INR 40,000 + Certificate
•10 Honorable mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on our website and other international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

Standard registration: – 1st October2021 – 15th December 2021
•For International Participants: 60 EUR + Taxes (per team)
•For Indian Participants: 1800 INR + Taxes (per team)
Late registration: – 16th December 2021 – 14th January 2022
•For International Participants: 80 EUR + Taxes (per team)
•For Indian Participants: 2100 INR + Taxes (per team)
Submission deadline: 15th January 2022
Result: 28th February 2022

15% discount for 5 teams and above.

Organizer: Archasm Competitions
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-01-15

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!”