Parsons at ICFF - Vitra and Design Within Reach Events

Parsons at ICFF: Vitra and Design Within Reach Events

Parsons The New School for Design will have a wide range of student work on view throughout New York City during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. This includes special projects with Design Within Reach and Vitra, as well as a thesis exhibition at Parsons' award-winning Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. The exhibition brings together for the first time thesis work from Parsons programs in its newly formed School of Art, Media and Technology.

School of Art, Media, and Technology
BFA Thesis Exhibition
Friday, May 15-Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue

Opening Reception: May 15, 6-8 p.m.
Parsons presents an exhibition of work by graduating students in the BFA Communication Design, Design + Technology, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography programs. This is the first time all programs in the newly formed School of Art, Media, and Technology will be exhibited together, in an exhibition curated by the architect Ivan Kucina, a Visiting Scholar at Parsons this spring. During the opening, there will be a public screening in the Kellen Auditorium of work produced in the course Visual Music, a collaborative studio that brings together jazz, communication design and technology, and illustration students.

Parsons Vitra Vignettes
May 16-19, 2009
Vitra New York Showroom, 29 Ninth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets)
Vitra will present four domestic vignettes designed by teams of Parsons architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design students. These vignettes showcase Vitra furniture and accessories and Artemide lighting in new and innovative lifestyle settings. One winning team will travel to Lessac, France, to participate in the famed Boisbuchet design workshop.

Illustrated Sound
May 16-19, 2009
DWR: Tools for Living, 142 Wooster Street
Design Within Reach pairs sound with color as Parsons illustration students move "beyond the page" to bring to life DWR: Tools for Living's storefront windows with bright decal paints and hand-drawn letterforms to boldly reinterpret the store's inventory. Also on display are student-designed one-of-a-kind vinyl skins for the Geneva Sound System, a modern "hi-fi" with a CD player, FM radio and iPod or iPhone dock all encased in a sleek piano-lacquered wooden box. The collaboration is part of Parsons Illustration's Beyond the Page course, which explores the many applications of illustration beyond editorial. Experience the intersection of music, illustration and design, and enter to win the medium Geneva with its unique Gelaskin.

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