Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition Celebrates 10 Years

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Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition Celebrates 10 Years

Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition Celebrates 10 Years

Top designs, including this year’s winning “Infinite” concept, were featured at ICFF

The competition was steep as Wilsonart celebrated the 10th anniversary of its design scholarship program, which challenges students to design iconic chairs using Wilsonart Laminate.

“We deliberated this year more than any other year due to the outpouring of talent,” said design historian and materials specialist Grace Jeffers, who helped conceive the program with Wilsonart in 1994. “The innovative applications of Wilsonart Laminate surfaces and the sheer caliber of design produced by these sophomores were astounding, and each and every one of these students and young design stars on the rise should be proud.”

Filling a need for more theoretical and hands-on design experiences, the annual program unfolds as a semester-long course, taught this year at the College of Architecture at the University of Houston by Jeffers and Professor Jeff Feng…

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