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Design Competition: From Offcuts to Furniture

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on February 24th, 2011

Source: Australian Design Review

The Chapman and Bailey Sow’s Ear Challenge is an opportunity for furniture designers to flex their creative muscle and test their innovative flair. Using our waste, namely a large volume of hoop pine stretcher off-cuts in random lengths and variable profiles, and Belgian linen scraps in various sizes, designers are challenged to create an innovative, beautiful, and functional item of furniture.  Although the use of linen scraps is optional, the piece of furniture must be made largely, or entirely, of hoop-pine stretcher scraps.  The furniture must also be able to be reasonably constructed by Chapman & Bailey’s skilled craftsmen, and not require arcane equipment or methods beyond our means. The winning entry will be made-up by Chapman & Bailey’s furniture craftsmen and will be displayed in conjunction with Inside Magazine at State of Design in Melbourne, late July 2011. All individuals and organisations are welcome to enter.

To enter the Chapman & Bailey Sow’s Ear Challenge please register your interest and we will keep you updated. Feel free to contact us for any more information that you may require at