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Humber Industrial Design Chair Show

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology and Bachelor of Industrial Design program hosted the annual Chair Show on March 9th, 2020 at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.

The Chair Show is the public exhibition of the Industrial Design second-year studio chair project. It is also a design competition judged by a 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) were announced during the evening.

The theme of this year's Chair Show was Redefining Human Scale Learning Spaces. Students in the second year Industrial Design studio class were challenged to design chairs using other students in mind. What do students in educational institutions need from the furniture they use? Can a lounge chair become an effective workstation? That’s the question the Industrial Design students sought to answer.

The Chair Show was attended by design professionals, industry insiders, students, family, and friends, who turned out to look at the creative and innovative solutions!

Students showcasing their work at the chair show

Students showcasing their work at the Chair Show

A student speaking to attendees at the Chair Show

Group shot of attendees at the Chair Show