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 Chair Project. The project requires the design, construction and structural analysis of a folding or take-apart wood chair. 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!

A chair for Robert Service by Fraser Plaxton & Kunaal Mohan
A chair for Jackson Pollock by Piper Bernbaum & Meaghan Murray
A chair for Leon Trotsky by Gwendolyn Lovsted & Benjamin van Nostrand
A chair for Zimoun Jaewoo Chon & Antariksh Tandon


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