Midterms over, now what?


The 2nd half of the CCA class, Furniture for Production, began last week. The students were asked to present initial sketches for a multipurpose chair targeted at the needs of DWR. Instructor Brian Kane said a successful solution will be based on visual and material innovation as well as ergonomic, manufacturing, and sustainable considerations. Unlike the foamcore project they worked on for their midterm, this chair can be designed in any material they choose. Still very much in the idea stage, nothing is considered impossible. However, they’ll soon have to decide on one idea to pursue for the rest of the class. Brian, along with furniture designers, Mark Kapka and Brian Graham, continue to help by sharing their own experiences. Eventually one or more chairs may be put into production by DWR. No guarantees of course.