A Call to End Chair Design - Design Bureau

A Call to End Chair Design

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The world has enough chairs, right? That's what Eero Yli-Vakkuri and Jesse Sipola of Finnish metal-craft studio Ore.e Ref think. So they took it upon themselves to challenge designers of the world to not design chairs during the entire year of 2012. 

The basic reasoning is that designing new chairs takes time away from renovating existing ones. It's a message of sustainability wrapped in a ludicrous request that furniture designers will find impossible to heed. And yet, it makes total sense. When's the last time you've been unable to find somewhere to sit? (Your morning train commute doesn't count.)

Yli-Vakkuri and Sipola ask that designers to send them a text message detailing what they've accomplished with their newfound time. Five designers will be rewarded with "DnS Design and Craft Diplomas."

To accept the challenge, or to simply read more about it, go here: http://oree.storijapan.net/NCD-C. Also, take the time to watch their instructional video. You will not regret it.

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