AIGA100 Chairs Project

  • AIGA Arizona Chapter Chair
    Art and Design in the Urban Desert
  • The year was 1914. A group of visionaries convened for the very first meeting of what would later become the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). On that occasion, each member had to bring his own chair. In honor of this founding event, the association asked each of its chapters to create a custom chair design as part of AIGA's centennial celebration.
    It was an honor to be asked to design the chair representing AIGA AZ and I'm happy to share the progress for this piece with the following images. Symbolism and meaning have been woven throughout the piece, yet the interpretation is yours to discover. I'll update this project with additional notes and photos once the physical chair is fabricated in early 2014.
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  • The backrest graphic sketch.
  • The seat graphic sketch. Initially, I laid out the seat backwards. Caught that early. Thankfully.
  • Final backrest design.
  • Final seat design.