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The PDX Chair Design Challenge

By: Krasimir Karamfilov

April 18, 2018

A team of seven students from the Interior Design and Industrial Design programs at The Art Institute of Portland, led by Interior Design faculty Ellen Cusick, are participating in the PDX Chair Design Challenge, in conjunction with Design Week Portland and TEDxPortland. Design teams from Nike, Instrument, Space Monkey Design, and other companies are participating in the challenge. The new seats/benches were unveiled during Design Week Portland Opening Party (April 14, 2018) and will be displayed at the Keller Auditorium for TEDxPortland (April 21, 2018) for attendees to enjoy. After the Design Week Portland events, each collaborating team will have a month to display their project. During this time, each individual bench will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting New Avenues for Youth.

Ai Portland bench
                           Bench, table, and seat designed by the Ai Portland team
 

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By: Krasimir Karamfilov

April 18, 2018