Don Chadwick


Don Chadwick

Don Chadwick (1936 - ) was born in Los Angeles and developed an interest in furniture making from his grandfather, a cabinetmaker.[1] He studied design at the University of California, Los Angeles.[2] He worked for architect Victor Gruen, and in 1964 founded his own practice. He has designed Chadwick Modular Seating (1974) and with Bill Stumpf designed the Equa 1 (1984) and the Aeron chair (1994), all for Herman Miller. [2] Business Week Magazine and Industrial Designers Society of America awarded Design of the Decade to the Aeron chair in 2000. [3] Recently he has designed the Chadwick chair for Knoll.

Awards[4]

  • Time magazine, Design: Best of the Decade for Equa chair, 1990
  • IBD Gold Award for Equa chair, 1984
  • IBD and IDSA awards for casegoods, 1980
  • The Governor's Award, Design Michigan Exhibition, 1977
  • Award for Design Excellence, ID magazine, 1970, 71, 73, 74


Notes

  1. ^ http://reach.hermanmillerasia.com/HermanMillerPresents
  2. ^ a b "Don Chadwick". Knoll. http://www.knoll.com/designer/designer_detail.jsp?designer_id=140. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ Industrial Designers Society of America. "Ergon Chair (1976)". http://idsa.org/content/ergon-chair-1976. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.smartfurniture.com/products/Aeron-Chair/designers.html

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