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Announcing the winners of the ‘One Good Chair’ Competition

Posted By Adrianne Jeffries On August 14, 2008 @ 4:30 pm In Announcements,green furniture,green Interiors | No Comments

one good chair competition, one good chair winners, sustainable design, recycled materials, Jittasak Narknisorn, Posi+ive Lounge Chair, Jessica Konawicz, Pandanus Chair [1]

Back in April we announced the One Good Chair Design Competition [2], where a $4500 challenge was set to design a chair that ‘Does Good, Feels Good, Looks Good’. Designs for this competition were judged on their environmental impact, ergonomics and aesthetics, and our own Editor-in-Chief Jill Fehrenbacher [3] was one of the judges [4] for the competition. Well, now the results of the One Good Chair Competition [2] are in! The best chairs in the competition ship and stack easily and are made of renewable and biodegradable [5] materials that minimize waste [6] – one honorable mention even encourages people to ride the bus. Over 300 designers competed in this competition, and in the end the judges couldn’t pick a favorite between the top two. Check out the winners below the jump!


one good chair competition, one good chair winners, sustainable design, recycled materials, Jittasak Narknisorn, Posi+ive Lounge Chair, Jessica Konawicz, Pandanus Chair

Posi+ive Lounge Chair
Jittasak Narknisorn designed the Posi+ive Lounge Chair with the idea that a design simple enough to be modeled using a piece of paper would be easy to make in an industrial system. The seat is made out of a single piece of bent plywood covered by a cushion of wool felt, resting on a single round steel bar that wraps around the chair to form arm rests.

one good chair competition, one good chair winners, sustainable design, recycled materials, Jittasak Narknisorn, Posi+ive Lounge Chair, Jessica Konawicz, Pandanus Chair

Pandanus Chair
Jessica Konawicz [7]’s Pandanus Chair is made from a cellulose-based plastic that is biodegradable and can be produced through a low energy manufacturing process. Her inspiration came from the spiraling leaves and colorful fruit of Padanus tree, which lends her design an easily stackable structure and a funky array of colors. The chair is not designed for napping – Jessica hopes sitters will use the Pandanus for “active relaxing.” Congrats to the winners!

+ One Good Chair [8]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/14/one-good-chair-competition-2008-winners/

[2] One Good Chair Design Competition: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/07/one-good-chair-competition

[3] Jill Fehrenbacher: http://www.inhabitat.com/author/jill/

[4] the judges: http://www.onegoodchair.com/judges/

[5] biodegradable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/28/eco-friendly-emir-chair-by-trokk-16/

[6] minimize waste: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/02/graypants-gorgeous-recycled-scrap-chairs/

[7] Jessica Konawicz: http://coroflot.com/public/individual_details.asp?individual_id=217660&sort_by=1&

[8] + One Good Chair: http://www.onegoodchair.com/competition/winners/

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