What makes a chair green?
Well, first there's the material: A chair made from recycled wood is usually greener than one made from new wood.
But what about design? Can the design of a chair make it green?
That's what the One Good Chair Design Competition is looking to figure out.
The competition invites designers to "contribute their vision for a new kind of eco-chair, one that focuses first and foremost on form. What kind of shapes can minimize resources while maximizing comfort and enjoyment? How can design integrate ecology and ergonomics?"
The deadline to enter is May 16 and first prize is $4,500.
So enter, or check back here in late July to hear more about the winner.
Modern Bamboo Spring chairs via Design Public