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icff 2009: risd + pratt

by Grace Bonney

the student design booths at any design show are almost always my favorite. and this year the students from risd and pratt really outdid themselves. [image above: ‘perch’ by andrew mau of risd]

loofah ankle boot by ian horowitz of risd. i wanted to try these on so badly…

‘split seat’ by isao takezawa of risd, made from vegetable tanned leather.

pratt’s ‘design for a dollar’ booth was incredibly inspiring. the students came up with the theme and tried to create products with materials that cost around $1. i loved the ‘metamorphosis’ egg crate lamp above, by sukmo koo and young taek oh.

orange votive candles by david steinvurzel.

left: ‘crystal chandelier’ made by soaking pipe cleaners in a saturated borax solution. by jennie maneri. right: ‘sleeve’ sweater lamp by sara ebert.

‘scissors’ by brian persico, laser cut from discarded saw blades.

hooks created by the student design winners from umbra’s design contest. the door knob coat rack is by joseph eberle, and the rorschach wall organizer is by dana otto of pratt.

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