University of Waterloo Chair Projects

The Chair Project | public space

Each year since 2009, Come Up To My Room curators have worked with professor Elizabeth English and visited to the University of Waterloo School of Architecture to select three to five chairs from their unique Chair Project.

The project requires the design, construction and structural analysis of a folding or take-apart wood chair. Course assignments guide the project through the steps of research, conceptualization, design development, construction, review and presentation, comprehensive structural analysis of the chair in its different positions, and complete documentation of the process in a booklet. Students are encouraged to select a client who inspires them, and to approach the design with attention to the Vitruvian goals of firmness, commodity and delight – emphasis on delight!

Anna Antropova & Amy Truong
Nick Savage
Harry Wei & Zak Fish
Peter Kitchen & Jay Zhao

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