Big Chair Boot Award

the big chair won! Students from the the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author program were each given an IKEA chair to reinterpret (macho, superstitious, bipolar, ambitious, etc.), and these were collected in what proved to be one of the more delightful experiences at the ICFF. Designed by Nigel Sielegar and produced by Kevin O’Callaghan, the booth was awarded top prize of the whole shebang.

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100 Chairs in 100 Days wins Brit Insurance Award

100 Chairs in 100 Days

100 Chairs in 100 Days wins Brit Insurance Award

March 13th, 2008 100 Chairs in 100 Days by Martino Gamper is one of seven category winners for the first Brit Insurance Design of the Year Awards, organised by the Design Museum in London. Gamper’s project, which saw him create new furniture from found items, won in the furniture category.

via dezeen

ParckDesign Competition

Evelyne Huytebroeck, the Brussels Minister of Environment and Tourism, last January launched a call to designers to participate in the third ParckDesign competition. By way of reminder, the aim of this competition is to encourage designers to imagine and conceive of innovative urban furniture to be placed in three green spaces in the city. 50 proposals have been submitted. The tendency for an international interest in this competition has continued: submissions have been received from the Netherlands, France, Germany and even Poland. From Tuesday, 11 March until Wednesday, 19 March at 12 noon, the public at large can choose the proposal they prefer and make comments on the website. Example: Designers: Sylvain Favardin(FR) & Ludmila Kořenářová(CZ) Made in Belgium

via Designspotter