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Spring 2012


From a historical background in chair design and analysis of contemporary trends in design and fine art, I develop a personal philosophy of design through the ‘dissertation’ of a chair. I describe how I sought to make my design thematically and functionally relevant to my peer group. As part of the larger Millenial generation, young professionals among my peers confront economic difficulties and the delaying of traditional “markers of adulthood” such as homeownership, while increasingly living in urban apartments. I develop a design for a chair, titled ‘ORGANISM’, which balances concepts of stability and uncertainty while referencing both our past in childhood and our continued growth.