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Five international designers each make and present a chair of their own creation, giving the relative merits and explaining the creative thinking behind each design. Chairs and designers are: 'Banquet' by Humberto and Fernando Campana; 'Well Tempered Chair' by Ron Arad; 'Vicky' by Martino Gamper; 'Laura' by Julia Lohmann, and 'Mummy' by Peter Traag.

This clip is more suited to upper KS2 students and contains a reference to killing animals which might upset some students.
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26 March 2010

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used at the start of a DT topic on chairs. The children could evaluate all the chairs in the clip, commenting on materials, shape, design and suitability for purpose. The children could also use the internet to research the chosen designers of the chairs and see what else they have designed and made. The children could look at the banquet chair and design their own chair based upon a chosen theme or topic, for example sealife or the Tudors.