The AIGA100 Facing Forward exhibition opened with a VIP preview on Tuesday, Feb 18th at AIGA’s headquarters in New York City.
The concept for the exhibition was inspired by the fact that AIGA’s earliest members were encouraged to bring their own Windsor-style chairs for meetings and events. AIGA Chapters were invited to customize the skin of a Real Good Chair from Minneapolis-based Blu Dot.
Santa Barbara Chapter’s design concept was based on a classic creativity test: members were invited to submit alternative uses for a chair and this text was then used to outline the shape of a Windsor chair.
(Design: Irene Hoffman, Sarah Schumacher, Tracy Sherwood and Patty Driskel. Copywriting: Ali Albiani, Scott Anderson, Meg Barbour, Marianne Cothern, David Cowan, Carole Anne Demachkie, David J. Diamant, Holly Dickens, Sabine Dodane, Julianna Bug Driskel, Patty Driskel, Keir Dubois, Leigh Hiakin, Maria Hildago, Tom Hinkle, Irene Hoffman, Jennie Jacobs, Alex Kelley, Wayne Kosaka, Anna Lafferty, Melissa Mahoney, Hilary McAvoy, Ari Mattson, Jenna Melnyk, D.A. Metrov, Stef Miller, Cya Nelson, Mark Oliver, Laurence Orr, Cole Parnell, Jonathan Rissmeyer, Sarah Schumacher, Tracy Sherwood, John Silva, Dennis Shuett, Edward Spaw, Malcolm Steward, Joya Thomas, Corey Vickery)