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Furnishing Resonance

It's not unrealistic for some students in Furniture Design to visualize their final renderings on the stage of a legendary music venue like Carnegie Hall.

Students Collaborate with National Park Service

In honor of National Park Week (April 16-24, 2011), an exhibition of work by RISD students opened at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Long Island home of America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Mastering Materials

Last week the Furniture Design department hosted Material Lessons, a two-day symposium exploring the importance of materials research and knowledge in the practice of art and design.

Seating Revisited

Before graduating in May, Teshia Treuhaft MFA 14 FD represented RISD well at the 2014 Design Indaba Conference in South Africa.

Exploring the Future of Education

The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

Poetry Made Physical

Poet and furniture designer William Lenard 14 FD once wanted to be the next David Wiesner 78 IL, the well-known picture book author and three-time Caldecott Medal winner.

Somerson named interim president

RISD’s Board of Trustees announced today that Provost Rosanne Somerson 76 ID will serve as interim president, beginning January 1, 2014.

Finding Furniture

It was an earthy smell – specifically the pleasant, sweet odor of freshly cut wood shavings – that prompted Andrea Parikh MFA 14 FD to make one of the most defining decisions of her adult life.

Cyclist Sets Wheels in Motion

At RISD, art and bicycles come together before students even arrive on campus.