Furniture Design


Peter Dean

Peter was trained as an architect in the Department of Architecture and Design at RISD, and as a furniture designer/maker at RISD under Tage Frid, graduating in 1977. For the last 16 years, Peter has worked as a Senior Critic in the Department of Furniture Design. He has taught the Sophomore Studio Methods, the Senior Degree Project and Sustainability: Green Materials and Green Behavior research elective in Furniture Design. This class explores the designer’s responsibility to this important issue. Working with a few colleagues, Peter has developed the concentration entitled Nature/Culture/Sustainability. Peter designed and will teach the Core Course for this concentration. Peter has also helped to develop the R. Buckminster Fuller Biennial Design Science Symposium in collaboration with the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD and the Synergetics Collaborative.