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Re:use cup Challenge 2019


Interior Designers of Idaho

2019 Re:Use Cup Challenge

Introduced in 2007, the Re:Use Cup Challenge was created for furniture design enthusiasts who wish to express themselves but are unable to enter a full-size entry in the Chair Affair.

Inspired by the Re:Use market - opened in Boise in 2006 The growing awareness within our industry for conservation and reuse of materials, we made it a requirement of the challenge to take the components of an everyday, thrown away item and artistically Re:Use them.

The parameters are simple:

Visit your favorite local coffee shop. Order a hot beverage to-go and enjoy. Re:Use one expired paper drink cup (any size), one lid, one stir-stick and one insulated sleeve to create a miniature chair. Cut, tear, rip, glue… and then marvel at your brilliant design! No drawing/painting or additional materials are allowed (except glue of any kind).  

Drop off your entry to ERSTAD ARCHITECTS (310 N 5th St, Boise, ID 83702) by Friday, April 19, 2019, and then attend the Chair Affair Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to view your masterpiece and all of the entries on display. Any entries disqualified by idi for not following all of the rules of materials and construction will not be eligible for vote but may be displayed if room permits.

2019 Re:Use Cup Challenge Awards

Winners will be selected by vote by Gala attendees. Voting will be purely by “people’s choice” on the appeal of your design. Although idi encourages craftsmanship, ingenuity, functionality, aesthetics, & clever use of qualified materials, the winners will be up to the attendees. Attendance is not required to win.

At 8:00 p.m. the evening of the Gala, the winners will be announced and awarded prizes to be distributed as follows:

First Prize:              $200 Visa gift card

Second Prize:             $100 Visa gift card

Third Prize:              $50 Visa gift card

Youth First Prize:        $50 Visa gift card

Youth Second Prize:       $30 Visa gift card

Youth Third Prize:        $20 Visa gift card


Prizes for the Re:Use challenge are provided by Interior Designers of Idaho and our sponsors

Winning entries will be shown on the idi website after the Gala.

For more information on the Re:Use Market community action project that inspired the creation of this challenge, please visit www.reusemarket.org

For questions regarding the Re:Use Cup Challenge, please contact Adrienne Lane-Martin Adrienne@erstadarchitects.com