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Bamboo Design Initiative

In the late 1990s, RISD and the Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia, engaged in a multi-year partnership to explore innovative uses and applications of bamboo—the fastest growing woody plant on earth, but one long deemed inferior by the Western world.

Swarovski Crystals Add Sparkle to Homes

A partnership between RISD and CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements, a division of Swarovski, resulted in an exciting opportunity for a group of Furniture Design students.