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The chair project is one of the most challenging and rewarding projects in the Industrial Design degree program. In just eight weeks, teams of 3 to 4 second year students design and build full scale working prototypes based on their original designs. This year the theme of the chair project is Human Centred Design. It is the process designers use to empathize with their intended end users which helps them design more meaningful products.
The Chair Show is the public exhibition of the student’s chairs. It is also a design competition judged by panel of noteworthy local design professionals from companies such as Umbra, Borgo and Nienkamper. The four winning designs (first, second, third and people’s choice) will be announced during the evening of the show. The Chair Show is attended by approximately 300 people each year, including design professionals, industry insiders, students, family and friends. Interviews, photo and video opportunities will be available. The show is open to the public and admission is free. Raffle tickets are available to purchase. Raffle prizes include designer chairs.