the armadillo chair by aodh o donnell uses laminate strips by wilsonart
aodh o donnell was the winner of the 2009 wilsonart challenges
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designers in north america. in 2008, wilsonart selected the industrial design department at the university
of philadelphia to participate in the program. the students were taught about laminate; its history, technical
capabilities, current market trends, and sustainability issues as well as the history of chairs as a decorative
arts form. throughout the course of a semester, concepts were generated, discussed and refined through a
series of exercises and critiques.
wilsonart exhibited the shortlisted designs during new york design week 09 inside the ICFF show floor.