Warm up, September 28 – October 1

List all of the materials that are in the chair in which you are now sitting. Why are these materials used. Be specific. Why aren’t other materials, such as wood and cloth used?


What materials would you use if you were designing a chair for the following locations and purposes. For each response, explain why you would consider different materials than the chairs in this classroom.

  • A desk in your home. Assume cost is not a major consideration, and comfort is a big factor.
  • An upscale steakhouse restaurant, that serves mainly customers 45 years and older.
  • A fast food restaurant near a public high school. This is a high volume locations that serves mainly teenagers.