Created for, and runner-up in the 2020 Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition in partnership with Ryerson University.

Chairs typically have a seat, four legs, and an upright position. This chair, named Paradox, refers to the fact that this chair has no upright state; it is properly used right-side up and upside down. One side is 32” bar height, and the other is 16” standard dining chair height. The shape of the chair and its 2:1 ratio was inspired by a cocktail jigger. This measurement, or comparison of quantities, creates a tension of opposites, which is represented through the bold opposing colors assigned to each orientation.

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