Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
furniture, chair design, industrial design, architecture, sculpture
This thesis is a study of different chair concepts made with various techniques and
methods. Usually, when taking a seat, people do not take a moment to appreciate the architecture and design thinking incorporated into a chair. The objective of my project is to have the viewer take a moment to appreciate and feel a particular way before taking a seat. I am inspired by many different architects and designers who have created chairs within their artistic careers. The thesis work includes four different conceptual chair sculptures made from steel, plywood, expanding foam, bullet liner, and bungee. When bringing my ideas to life, I start with creating rough sketches, 3D modeled renders, and maquettes, before beginning the main process of crafting the chairs.
Festekjian, Aram, "Conceptual Chair Designs: Study of Materials & Craftsmanship" (2022). Honors Theses. 2675.