The chair is the chosen object, wood is the raw-material, innovation is the objective.
The Paredes Furniture Design Pole, in association with ID+ (Institute for Design, Media and Culture Research), launches the Art on Chairs International Design Contest, a contest open to the participation of students and professionals of design and architecture at a global level and of every age.
An international jury made of renowned specialists will select 9 projects for prototyping, which will be the anchor exhibition of Art on Chairs.
Other projects may also be selected for the exhibition but without being prototyped.
Purpose of the competition
The purpose of the present competition is to identify innovative and original solutions aimed at industrial and artisanal production of chairs by the furniture industry in the County of Paredes.
This international competition intends to stress the idea that Design does have a real impact upon peoples’ quality of life, while acknowledging that excellence in design has no borders.
From this point of view, chairs do have an iconic value. One may even say that, symbolically, chairs can translate the vision their author has of the world, the vision their author has of the world, of life styles, of innovation and even his thoughts on the discipline itself.
Progects are welcomed in 3 main categories :
This competition is open to students and professionals of design and of other similar areas. There are no age limits.
The projects to be submitted should focus upon chairs to be built, predominantly, in solid wood and its derivates, with the morphologic goal of being manufactured under industrial and artisanal replication, while ensuring their integration into systems of complementary objects, aimed at equipping domestic and corporate environments.
Direct submission link can be found here : http://www.paredesdesignmobiliario.com/en/go/submeter-proposta
Like always, we will try to follow and post results !