Do it Yourself: the Birth of a Chair, from Workshop to Market

author Luka Ločičnik
project LLSTOL Chair
written by Jeff Bickert


When Tadej Glažar launched a studio workshop for his students at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, he didn’t really know what he was getting into. What he did know was this: the architecture studios most of his colleagues were running were too narrow, focussed exclusively on buildings and rarely on urban design. For Glažar the issue was and is (far) more complex – questions of architecture should include design, industrial design, urban design and programming, even graphic design. What he could not have imagined was his faculty architecture studio producing a chair that would actually come to the market and be sold, via the internet, all over the world.