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Design a Mobile Seat for Battery Park NYC In The ‘Draw Up a Chair’ CompetitionOctober 31st, 2012

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Don’t miss out on your chance to design a New York City icon! The Battery Conservancy has just kicked off their Draw Up A Chair design competition and they are inviting students and professionals from the Americas (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean) to design an iconic moveable outdoor seating element for Battery Park, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. The winning entrant will have his or her design fabricated for use at The Battery Park and receive $10,000. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2012.

October 31st, 2012

October 31st, 2012



Top Designs
+ Curated selection of 50 Top Designs featured on competition website and on outdoor exhibition banners located in The Battery
+ Exhibition credit to include the designer’s name, affiliation (if any), city, country, and website (if any)

+ The Battery Conservancy will develop full-scale prototypes of Finalist(s) Designs
+ The Battery Conservancy has been invited by Design Miami/ to exhibit the prototypes

+ US$10,000 Grand Prize
+ Fabrication of the winner’s design, estimated at 300 units, for use on the new Battery Green
+ International media coverage


+ Paola Antonelli - Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
+ Allison Arieff - Design Writer, The New York Times, Atlantic Cities; Editor, The Urbanist
+ Fernando and Humberto Campana - Designers, Estudio Campana, Sao Paulo
+ Mario Schjetnan - Co-Founder & Director of Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City
+ Rob Forbes - Founder of Design Within Reach; CEO of Public Bikes
+ Mario Schjetnan - Co-Founder & Director of Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City