Project UDesign and my favorite wing chair

Hi everyone! My previous post (the first one from that series) brought so much positive feedback that I can’t avoid feeling so ecstatic about bringing up the topic! Check back next week for another wonderful blogger who’ll share another tips, I assure you it’s something you don’t want to miss out!

But let’s speak about Project Udesign now, shall we? In case you don’t know what this is, I’ll tell you: it’s a contest started by BiOH, Century Furniture, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Ultrasuede where students of SCAD were given a task to design eco-friendly wing chairs (made of soy-based foam and upholstery made with recycled materials). From 15 designs at the beginning of the contest, there are now 3 finalists you can vote for, according to the design you like (you can do it on Facebook). The good thing about this furniture is not only that is eco-friendly, but it’s totally modern and stylish and would look gorgeous in any room! I have my favorite, it’s the Buncombe wing chair (which I voted for) and I put together a mood board that shows off its edgy style and functionality!

*mood board created in Olioboard

In my vision, Buncombe wing chair is meant to live in a library or even a living room, where you have your reading nook. I thought it goes wonderful with gray (of course) and beige accessories. As you know, imo gray is the image of style and modernism, so this wing chair might just land on my wish list!

What do you think about Project UDesign? Did you pick a favorite wing chair yet?

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4 Responses to “Project UDesign and my favorite wing chair”

  1. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~
    30. Sep, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    LOVE that chair!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Enter Give-Away Here: ~TiptoeButterfly Give-Away~

  2. Jess
    01. Oct, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    OK I am hooked already! I Love this idea!

  3. Leslie Carothers
    01. Oct, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Dear Ludmila~

    Thank you so much for writing about our social media client, BiOH polyols ‘ #ProjectUDesign in collaboration with partners @CenturyFurnitur, @SCADdotedu and Toray Ultrasuede (which, in the US, is sold to designers through @Kravet).

    All of the partners really appreciate it and LOVE your inspiration board which will be shown for the entire 5 days of High Point Market here in the US on a professionally produced video in the Century Furniture showroom in the ProjectUDesign gallery space! The video will have your name, your blog’s name and your Twitter username on it.

    If any of your international friends reading this want to write a blog on it, too, all are welcome! The deadline for all blogs is this Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 9 pm ET USA and we will need a legal consent form to be signed and returned saying that we can use the images in your blog for our video. (Nicole, @BiOH4ALL, will be handling this aspect.)

    Watch for the 3 finalists to be announced on this coming Monday! At that time, everyone can rally around their favorite and help their chair win! The voting deadline for the final 3 is Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 11:59 pm ET and the winner will be announced on Oct. 20th at about 9 am ET. during High Point Market here in the US!

    Again, thank you for helping to spread the word internationally that sustainable design is beautiful design!


    Leslie @tkpleslie

  4. Nicole Nachazel
    07. Oct, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Thank you for the support of Project UDesign! We are very excited about this opportunity for SCAD students to incorporate soy-based BiOH® polyols foam with their design and furniture construction process to make their wing-chair more environmentally friendly. I can’t tell you my fave but good choice with yours!Love the gray tones, they are so IN this season.

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