Starchitect’s Chair – Architecture You Can Sit On!

Submission: July 31, 2022
Registration: June 30, 2022
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


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.

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


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!

Can you design the next iconic chair?


Participants are required to submit one Presentation Board (Landscape A1) in the form of one JPG/JPEG file for the ‘Starchitect’s Chair’ design competition.


Custom Designed Trophies, Certificates of Achievement, Exclusive Interview and Publications to honor the best entries. For more information, visit www.theCharette.org

• Top 3 Winners
• 10 Honorable Mentions
• Top 30 Entries


‘Starchitect’s Chair’ is open to all creative people – architects, students, planners, interior designers, product designers designers, and all problem solvers! Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of maximum 4 participants.

• Advance Entry: 1 Apr – 30 Apr 2022
• Early Entry: 1 May – 31 May 2022
• Standard Entry: 1 Jun – 30 Jun 2022

• Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022
• Results: 31 August 2022


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<