Design has become our means of personal expression, whether we're buying Martha Stewart sheets at K-Mart, lining up for the latest Air Jordan sneakers or Manolo Blahnik pumps, or driving a Mini Cooper to our Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house. Wear Your Chair is dedicated to the proposition that all design disciplines are created equal – and all of them should be fun. They also overlap. The authors examine design history, trends, and ideas about creativity with the goal of expanding our understanding about how these overlaps work. We learn how influential designers work across many mediums and possess a design 'tool kit': a respect for the past, an understanding of technology, the pursuit of creative and collaborative solutions, and a willingness to keep learning. We see how design, function, and form – from light fixtures to packaging to shoes – is grounded in innovation as well as a respect for the past. Aimed at design and fashion students as well as aficionados, this is a book about looking at the world without strict definitions – and about thinking outside of the box.