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Sifting through junkyards, thrift stores and grandma’s basement, Harrington students from the Experimental Design and 3-D Design classes searched far and wide for old chairs for a unique design challenge: Restore and Design a functional chair from an existing, vintage, salvaged or used chair.

When Harrington Interior Design instructor Peter Klick was approached by the Chicago Home + Garden Magazine  to offer two chairs for their upcoming event Chairs for Charity, he turned the assignment into an exciting competition.

You can see all of the chairs here.  

The competition was decided by jury members Morlen Sinoway, Chicago Furniture and Interior Designer, Adam Moroschan, Associate Art Director at Chicago Home + Garden Magazine,  Lori Oelhafen, Interior Designer and Harrington Alumna, and Gerry Christensen, Architect and Product Designer and Instructor at the Chicago Art Institute. In the end, the competition had such a close finish that Chicago Home + Garden accepted three entrants and invited the winning designers to attend their auction. Congratulations to the three winning designers:

1st Place: Abigail Weiland, Business Ties


2nd Place: Michelle Micolta, High Rise Line


3rd Place: Felix Griggs, The Butcher’s Seat

The chairs will be auctioned off at:
Chicago Home + Garden Magazine‘s “Chairs for Charity”
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 6-8 pm
Tile Gallery: 555 Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
All proceeds will benefit Design for Dignity.

Photos courtesy Harrington Digital Photography students Tyler Lundberg and Rolando Davis

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