April 27, 2011

The Braille Plate
















The Braille Plate, designed by Pratt 2011 grad Roxanne Phillips, was the winner of the Pratt Fishes Eddy competition and has been produced as the winning entry this year. The plate says, in Braille, ‘the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.’ Not only is this an elegant design but one which gives the user pause and exposure to universal design.

The Braille plate will be on display at the Pratt Show and will be one of the gifts in the drawing from attendee business cards. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th 6– 9pm. Visit www.pratt.edu/show for tickets.

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

Pratt Show 2011: Steffi Min














This block woodcarving inspired project from Industrial Design senior Steffi Min adds an artful elegance to any space. Steffi seeks to investigate how the craft of traditional Indian handmade goods can be translated into today's context through modern material and production. Her Mandala Bar (below) brings the design and concept beyond the home and into your own hands, adding a bit of beauty to your chocolate indulgence.

See more cutting-ed
ge work this year's top seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

April 26, 2011

Career Coffee Break: Michala Monroe


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Michala Monroe
Pratt Alumna, BFA in Interior Design, 2008
Check out Michala's website and blog

Michala Monroe is an interior designer in the Brooklyn area. After she graduated from Pratt, she established her Limited Liability Corporation, mmonroe design, and began freelancing. Within the past year, she expanded her clientele from the New York area to Texas where she designed for a corporate space. In this interview, she gave incredibly valuable information on starting a company and project management. Students from every major would benefit from hearing what she has to say. Thanks, Michala!

Interviewed by Christee Curran and Jenny Elfanbaum
Edited and Posted by Christee Curran

April 22, 2011

Career Coffee Break: Stuart Constantine


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Stuart Constantine
Pratt Institute Alumnus, Masters of Industrial Design, 1995.
core77.com

We recently met with Stuart Constantine, a founding partner of Core77 (you may be familiar with core77.com and coroflot.com). He discusses the development of the company from concept to realization (it began as a thesis project in the early days of the Internet), and offers advice to Pratt students looking to break into the design industry. Be sure to check out his tips for managing an online presence, as well as the dos and don’ts of building a portfolio!

Interviewed by Jenny Elfanbaum and Raymond Miller
Edited and Posted by Jenny Elfanbaum

April 20, 2011

Pratt Show 2011: Q Kyu Seop Lee














Industrial Design senior Q Kyu Seop Lee combines the work of Isamu Noguchi with a familiar object most students appreciate and love, a pizza box. The result embodies the iconic simplicity
of Noguchi's coffee tables and maintains the accessibility and youthful quality associated with the pizza box. Q's side table is perfectly crafted to provide easy assemblage without any tools, and comes apart to fit inside the box of the top.

See more cutting-edge work from this year's top graduating seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

April 6, 2011

Pratt Show 2011: Kate McCreary & Ashley Landon











Need a break from your busy day? 'Walnut' (left) by Ashley Landon, designed to be sat in in the lotus position, offers a comfortingly natural place for a quick escape and a bit of meditation. The design offers yoga and meditation lovers an elegant alternative to the common yoga mat.

A perfect compliment for Ashley's 'Walnut' is Kate McCreary's tea shelf. Her thoughtful, organic design provides the perfect opportunity to show off that beautiful teapot hiding in your kitchen cabinet, complete with space for cups and any other tea accessory.

See more cutting-edge work from this year's top graduating seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th, 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

Pratt Show 2011: Andrea Zeuner & Mayang Anggraeni














The last pair of jewelry previews for The Pratt Show come from Mayang Anggraeni (right) and Andrea Zeuner (left). Mayang's necklace has a certain fondness for any art lover with it's careful use of the beloved colored pencil. The color of the pencil combined with the grain of the wood brings a fun and unique quality to the piece. Andre's piece, however, is inspired by the contrast between how humans divide land and how nature divides land. Using brass, asphalt crack repair, and nickel she explores this relationship and their final marriage below the surface of the earth.

See more cutting-edge work from this year's top graduating seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th, 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

April 1, 2011

Pratt Show 2011: Collin Velkoff


















Chaos at breakfast? These 'buds' offer an elegant solution for organizing cereals, milk, and sugar. Or anything else for that matter! Industrial Design senior Collin Velkoff incorporates a contemporary, interesting aesthetic in his design that other containers lack. We'd like to see these on the breakfast table, that's for sure!

See more cutting-edge work from this year's graduating seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industrial professionals: May 10th, 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York

Pratt Show 2011: Bitna Joo




























We have another beautiful piece for you from the jewelry department seniors! This time from Pratt Show candidate Bitna Joo. Her pin, made from brass plated copper and lace, really demonstrations the delicacy and femininity of her work. Bitna describes her collection, this pin is just one of three, as a growth of herself and appreciation of life's compliments.

See more cutting-edge work from this year's graduating seniors in all areas of design at the 2011 Pratt Show. VIP reception for industry professionals: May 10th 6– 9pm. For tickets and more information visit pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 10th– May 13th
Manhattan Center
311 West 34th Street
New York, New York