Starchitect’s Chair Design Competition 2022

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Starchitect’s Chair Design Competition 2022

Starchitect’s Chair Design Competition 2022 now is over!

Starchitect’s Chair Design Competition 2022: Charette recently has launched a new chair design competition - 'Starchitect's Chair - Architecture you can Sit on' looking for the next iconic chair, invites all creative people – architects, interior designers, furniture designers, and all problem solvers to participate.

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Charette has launched a new chair design competition - "Starchitect's Chair - Architecture you can Sit on!"

The Starchitect’s Chair design competition is looking for the next iconic chair.

Architecture is about designing experiences. Starchitects go to great lengths to curate an amazing experience for their users. This obviously includes the walls, roof and floors, but often also extends to designing other details like paintings, lights and furniture. A detail that many starchitects find important is the chair.

As long as architects have been designing buildings, they’ve also been designing the chairs that feature within them. Starchitects like Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Eero Saarinen, have all designed iconic chairs. In order to have complete control over how users experience their buildings, they have masterfully crafted chairs that complement their design language.

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “… it is quite impossible to consider the building as one thing, its furnishings another…”. While architecture sets the scene and provides the framework, a chair can have a strong influence on a room’s character. The Barcelona Pavilion is incomplete without the Barcelona Chair and so is the Villa Savoye without the LC4 Chaise Lounge.
Through training and experience, architects acquire a wide range of skills that enable them to design at any scale – from urban to product design. Designing a chair requires a deep understanding of the scale and dimensions of the human body.

Imagine yourself as the next starchitect. Your buildings would need an iconic chair to accompany them. The chair needs to be more than a place to sit on. It needs to be a work of art!

Design a chair that immerses the user in your design philosophy. The chair needs to take into consideration multiple aspects – aesthetics, materials, fabrication, and – most importantly – comfort. You can design any kind of chair – office chair, lounge chair, outdoor chair or something unique!

The Starchitect’s Chair design competition provides professionals and students, the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage. The best entries shall be featured on, and on our social media platforms. The results will also be published by various websites and online magazines associated with us.

Note! The registration deadline is 30 Jun 2022 but you can submit your project until 31 Jul 2022.

Submission requirements:

Participants are required to submit 1 x Presentation Board (Landscape A1) in the form of one JPG/JPEG.

Participants are encouraged to represent their designs with impactful graphics and minimal text where necessary. Please make sure to size all text and graphics according to the sheet size.

Organizer wants your design to grab eyeballs! So pick what you want to show on your presentation board wisely. Choose quality over quantity. And remember, “Less is more.”

The winners will be announced on 31 Aug 2022.

Who may enter?

“Starchitect’s Chair” is open to all creative people – architects, interior designers, furniture designers, and all problem solvers! Participation is encouraged from professionals and students alike. Teams can have up to 4 members from similar or interdisciplinary backgrounds.


Custom Designed Trophies will be awarded & shipped to the Top 3 Winners. Sharable and verifiable certificates of achievement will be awarded to the Winners, Honorable Mentions & Top 30.

The Top 3 Winners will get an exclusive interview in both – written and video formats. Photos, interviews, and more information about the winners will be published on the official website. The winning entries shall be published on Charette’s website & social media platforms and other international architecture websites partnered with organizer.

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