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.

Annual Runway Show Introduces Emerging Designers

Every spring Apparel Design students have an opportunity to showcase their one-of-a-kind garments to the public.

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.