Design the Change!
Over a period of five years, around 300 students of architecture at the Vienna University of Technology intensively dealt with the topic of the reuse of used building materials in the course of the course Workshop Room 1: 1 of the Research Department Room Design. The task of the design exercise was to design a chair from a used three-layer board, which had already served as concrete formwork on the construction site. In the course of a resource-conserving handling of the material scarce plate dimensions of 100 x 50 centimeters were specified. Using a cutting plan, a structurally stable but also ergonomically perfect chair had to be developed. The project was designed and supervised by the lecturers Günter Pichler and Mark Wallerberger of the research department Interior Design.
The results show the high creative potential of the students, as well as the possibility of designing functionally high-quality chair prototypes through material and economic restrictions. The ambition was to do more with less: "Less is more" is certainly one of the greatest challenges of our time and the most important goal of sustainable product design. As part of the exhibition at designforum Wien, the publication "neunundneun zig Sessel" and selected chair prototypes will be presented.