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The 18th Annual Chair Show - The Future of Work

Humber Industrial Design presents:
The 18th annual Chair Show
The Future of Work

The days of people working for the same company, at the same desk, in the same chair for 20-30 years is largely over. The culture and economy of working in an office has changed and will continue to change rapidly over the coming years. These changes are bringing about different attitudes about how work spaces should be designed and in turn how furniture in the workplace should be designed. What does the furniture of the future look like? The 2nd year Humber Industrial Design students are looking to answer that question.

The Chair Show is the public exhibition of the Industrial Design chair project. It is also a design competition judged by panel of noteworthy local design professionals from companies such as Umbra, Borgo and Nienkamper. The four winning designs (first, second, third and people’s choice) will be announced during the evening of the show. The Chair Show is attended by approximately 300 people each year, including design professionals, industry insiders, students, family and friends. Interviews, photo and video opportunities will be available. The show is open to the public and admission is free. Raffle tickets are available to purchase with prizes that include designer chairs.

Date: Tuesday, March 20 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Gladstone Hotel - Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Admission: FREE
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18th annual chair show