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Stories about studios + projects

Guided by Nature

Work by Industrial Design alums and faculty engaging with the natural world is featured in the Cooper Hewitt’s design triennial.

Rethinking NYC’s Trash Challenge

As one of two finalists in the BetterBin.NYC competition, a team of RISD grads is eager for public response to its proposed new trash bins.

Grow Your Own

Grad student Hyunseok An MID 20 designs a compact, easy-to-use micro-algae farming kit.

Here in RI | Creative Commitment to Community

The Avenue Concept founder Yarrow Thorne 11 ID is helping to enhance urban life in Providence through public art.

Leaning Local

Asher Rodriquez-Dunn 08 ID and his Studio DUNN team have made a home in Providence and a name for themselves in the world of furniture and lighting design.

Invested in Design for the Greater Good

With support from a Slavin Family Foundation Fellowship, dual degree student Kate Reed BRDD 21 ID is strengthening her commitment to socially engaged design.

Preventing Gun Violence

In a fall semester Industrial Design studio, students took a holistic approach to addressing an urgent public health issue.

Designing Family Fun for All

Exhibit designer Margaret Middleton 08 ID loves creating inclusive, accessible learning environments for children.

Here in RI: Lush Leather

As the creative director at Lotuff Leather, Lindy McDonough 08 ID is helping to establish the company’s growing reputation as a leader in luxury leather goods.