2013 student winner
2013 competition is to design a chair, which is “visually stunning, appropriate for manufacturing, fiscally feasible, and suitable within the constraints of mass production.”
This year’s first place winner is Kai-ning Huang, a graduate student at Savannah College of Art & Design.
Kai-Ning, a graduate student at SCAD noted that the chair was designed for public spaces and pointed out its unique functional elements: “The chair provides both privacy and ample personal space. The seat space is not a traditional cube, but rather a trapezoidal space that makes room for larger people or personal belongings such as a handbag or backpack. It can be arranged in a variety of ways, including honeycombs for maximum space efficiency. But besides being functional, I wanted it to be pretty. It adds color and sculpture to an otherwise uninteresting room.”
When asked about her inspiration for the chair she said, “I named this the Delta Chair because the Greek symbol for delta is a triangle. This chair is composed of a variety of geometric shapes, but mostly triangles.” She added that she is from Taiwan and spends a lot of time traveling and that traveling involves a lot of waiting.