Preston Moeller's "Ruberband Chair "   Winner of the 2011 "Sitting on the Edge" Chair Competition.

2012 Chair Competition: Special Exhibition

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Special Exhibition: TCVA Galleries

This spring, the Furniture Design Program at Appalachian State University, will host the 7th annual Chair Competition to be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

This year's theme for the competition is "Design for Production." The call for submissions was distributed to design, architecture, art programs located in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. The competition will be judged by Todd Campbell - Design Director for Bernhardt Design, Jay Reardon - President, Hickory Chair and Mark Eller - Owner of Philmark Office Furniture. This special exhibition will open on Saturday, May 5th with the judging beginning at noon. The awards reception will take place in the Turchin Center's galleries from 4-6pm where the top award winners will be announced.

The key evaluation factors of the entries will be adhesion to the brief, ergonomics or attention to comfort, craft and originality. The first place winner will receive $3000, second, $2000 and third, $1000.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Technology & Environmental Design.  For more information please contact Richard Prisco, Professor of Industrial Design with the Department of Technology & Environmental Design.

View our Flickr Site to view images of this exhibition.

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