Celebrating a New Generation of Design Talent

W highlights Objects: USA, featuring the work of alumni Tanya Aguiñiga, Simon Haas, Misha Kahn, Joyce Lin, Adam Silverman, Katie Stout and David Wiseman.

Community of Makers

Furniture maker and RISD alumna Annie Evelyn helps to establish equitable Crafting the Future artist collective.

American Design Hot List

Elise McMahon and Mike Ruiz-Serra are both included in Sight Unseen’s annual roundup of US-based talent.

Young Artists 2021

Cultured includes Furniture Design alum Katie Stout in its annual list of artists leading the conversation about criticism, concept and representation.

Challenging Conventions

Furniture design icon Giulio Cappellini encourages RISD students to study the history of design so they can reinvent established forms.

Initiating Dialogue During Quarantine

An extensive range of virtual programming helps returning students consider how they’ll contribute to the discourse around racial justice.

Singular Designs Now Online

2020 graduates of RISD’s BFA and MFA programs in Furniture Design showcase solid work in online exhibitions.

2020 Grads Share Work Virtually

From film premieres to the grad thesis show, graduating students are turning to alternative outlets for showcasing their work.

Bearing Witness Down Under

Students traveled to Australia over Wintersession for an intensive variation on RISD’s long-running Witness Tree course.