The chair studio class is an iconic DAAP ID program project. It is a monumental project for students because it is the first time we are asked to make a prototype that is both a functional and visual model at that scale. The final prototype has to be able to withstand 200lbs of weight; during final critiques, the five or so criters take turn sitting in the chair.
Instead of outsourcing the different components of my chair, I chose to personally execute everything. I wanted to challenge myself and bring my design to life with my own hands. It was a project literally filled with blood, sweat and tears—a lot of tears—but it remains as one of my most memorable college experiences.