AIGA 100 Design a Chair Competition

In anticipation and honor of AIGA’s Centennial Celebration, chapters from across the country are customizing chairs to be put on display at the AIGA gallery space in NYC.  Here at AIGA New Orleans, we’re opening this event up to you, our members, to contribute your design expertise and help us design our chair!

About the Chair

At the very first meeting of the group that founded AIGA, each person had to bring his own chair. This initiative is inspired by this nugget of AIGA history and the powerful resonance of the chair as an object of design. The seven initial chairs featured in the image above are Real Good chairs, donated by Blu Dot, and feature graphic treatment by Marian Bantjes, Laurie DeMartino and Charles Anderson, Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Ellen Lupton, Mike Perry and Rick Valicenti. Each chair will be wrapped with a custom vinyl design representing all 67 AIGA chapters.

The Design Brief

What does our chapter to mean to you? Your chair should reflect Louisiana, New Orleans, or our section of the South.

  • Please limit all contributions to this competition to 10 MBs.
  • You may use a variety of techniques, but the final reproduction will be flat.
  • You must be a member to enter this competition. Please have your AIGA ID to enter into the submission form. You can get your member ID by logging into
  • Students and professionals are welcomed to submit entries in equal standing


Entries are due by Monday, December 9th.

All entries will then be evaluated and reviewed by the Board of Directors and Advisory Board members. Please note that the deadline for sending our artwork for production is December 15, 2013. The winner will indubitably receive national and local recognition, but the details of how the final chapter chairs will be handled is still to be decided, based on member and chapter participation. As soon as we have more information, we’ll let you know what our chapter chair’s future will be.

The competition has ended and no entries were submitted to this competition. Stay tuned for an announcement on what our chapter chair design became and the honored designer that helped represent our region in the national exhibit. 

By AIGA New Orleans
Published November 22, 2013