Urban Chair is a design competition with the aim of developing innovative and interactive prototypes for seaters/benches/modules that can be placed in a park, street , plaza or any other kind of outdoor socio-urban zone. Urban furniture is the link between a public space and the people encapsulated within. Community seaters are the catalyst for public interaction as they create a setting for sitting, resting and other similar activities. They are responsible for drawing people together and starting the process of interaction and dialogue.
Street Furniture is an important tool for creating a sense of identity and place making. Effective and quality furniture in a public setup creates an intrinsic relationship between people and urban scape. Industrial zeitgeist and its mass production methods have eliminated the ‘”design” from the process of creating new furniture. Though it helped in creating a sense of continuity at a macro level, street furniture became obsolete, bleak and rigid.
The competition invites designers to create dynamic furniture to be placed in zones of social and public exchange. The product should be more than just a sitting module and offer multiple ways for users to interact with it. It should become an important symbol for the zone and stimulate greater social interaction among the people.
1st 1,00,000 INR
2nd 60,000 INR
10 Honorable Mentions
Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.
Registration and Timeline
1st June 2020 to
31st July 2020
Foreign Nationals: 60 EUR Per Team*
Indian Nationals: 1800 INR Per Team*
1st August 2020 to
30th August 2020
Foreign Nationals: 80 EUR Per Team*
Indian Nationals: 2100 INR Per Team*
31st August 2020
25th September 2020
*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India). Maxium 3 members per team.
Fee exclusive of taxes.
15% Discount for 5 teams and above!
Queries and Questions
All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at email@example.com with ‘FAQ’ as the subject.
1st July 2020 to
30th September 2020