Gallery: Students Showcase the Future of Sustainable Design at 2011 Pra...

During New York Design Week, major exhibits that feature innovative professional design work like theInternational Contemporary Furniture Fairand the Model Citizens show sometimes overshadow smaller and less publicized events. But some of the most creative minds in design can be found in the up-and-coming ranks of design schools and their annual end of year student exhibitions. Pratt Show 2011, a comprehensive sampling of the best student work at Pratt Institute's Design School, provides the perfect opportunity to take a peek at the exciting emerging designers of tomorrow. From floating LED lights made of upcycled bottle caps to a sleek compost bin, this year's show leaves a clear message that sustainability is not just the trend of the day, but the future of design.

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  1. leia.fahe May 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    As a design student, i find it truly instulting that plagiarized designs make it in to a year end showcase. The Magazine stool as well as the invisible shelf are common ideas found DIY websites or are even marketed already. It is deceiving that a school like Pratt would let such things pass. Here are some examples: