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Cardboard Chair — Orthogonal Paradigm

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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Cardboard Chair Competition

Submissions due: Monday, February 15th, 2010
Exhibition starts: Wednesday, February 17th 6:00pm


Designs must comfortably seat an adult. Designs shall use corrugated cardboard only (recycling is encouraged). Design submissions deadline is on Feb 15th, 2010. Entries shall compete in one of three levels – high school, college, or professional. Participants may join as individuals, or as groups (maximum of 4 per group).

Entry Fee:
Each design shall have an entry fee of $10.

Exhibition will start 6:00pm February 17th

See Flyer – Below



• Can I use glue to bound the cardboard?
o Yes, Use of adhesives is allowed.

• Can I use materials other than cardboard?
o No, Material is limited to cardboard

• Can we work in groups?
o Yes, You may work in groups(Max 4 individuals per group)

• When is the submission deadline?
o Designs must be submitted by February 15th

• Where do I submit my design?
o Designs must be submitted to Southern Polytechnic University, Architecture Building Front office.

• How do I sign up/ pay my fee for the cardboard Seat competition?
o You may signup simply by emailing cardboardseat@gmail.com and providing us with your name and group information.
o There is an online PayPal account setup for Fee payments: link to PayPal account

• Are there any size restrictions?
o The design must fit an average adult.

• Do I have to build the design full scale or is it just model?
o The designs must be built in full scale.
o Designs will be open for visitors to try and test

• How many chairs can be entered per team?
o One

FABLAB has a laser cutter and wants to open its doors for the purpose of this competition to participants who want to add precision to their work. We are architects and designers running a multidisciplinary fabrication laboratory located here in Atlanta specializing in physical models for architecture, prototyping, product design, sculpture and art. All designs and work discussed is confidential and property of the designer, we’re just here to give a clean edge to your design.

For those not familiar with the Laser Cutter, please check out our website for demo and sample of work. Discounts up to half our usual rate are available for competition participants! Please feel free to contact us at Fablab@branchoff.net – Subject: CDC.

Facebook Event Page –  Here
YAF/AIA Competition Page – Here