Jessica Leung, a student at California's Cuesta College, won first place in the Chair Affair 2009 student design competition for her design "Hole on Hole." Her chair and other winning entries were showcased at the National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., last week.
The Chair Affair, co-sponsored by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation and the American Institute of Architecture Students, challenges students to use only corrugated board and glue to construct a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing chair.
The competition was developed in part to introduce design students to a career in the corrugated packaging and display industry. Students from 49 colleges and universities entered this year. The top two prizes are $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
Second place (tie):
"A Corrugated Chair or a Chair Made of Corrugated," by Sarah Clement and Michael Wallace
"Profile and Silhouette," by Winston Mi and Jessica Brown
"Caterpillared," by Brad Smith
"Adjustable," by Keith Holman, Benjamin Shullaw, Neal Birchum, and Sean McDow
"Corrugated Board Chair," by Jonathan Coop
"Monolith," by Darrick Del Moral
"Banana Bench," by Patrick Fitzpatrick and Jude Miller-Chapin
"Collabi," by Brad Singer and Alex Goldburg
"Chai-aw," by Tucker Wilson, Justin Fox, and Jacob Wolfe
"Parche Desca," by Keaton Smith and Jaques Dugal