Gallery: The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

If you want a glimpse into the future of design, then there's no better place to look than the next generation of aspiring student designers. We saw plenty of standout student projects during New York Design Week that combined cutting-edge material applications with exceptional sustainable design strategies. Check out our exclusive gallery ahead for our student design highlights from New York Design Week 2011 -- from Pratt to NYU, RISD and beyond!

PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow created a line of colorful “New Role Models” chairs, which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These customized chairs are designed as part of a community-empowering initiative to activate abandoned or overlooked public urban spaces by providing a purpose to these locales.

PRATT: This Folded Felt Stool is the result of Li-Rong Liao’s thesis experiments with different folding profiles, which sought to find a balance between structure and aesthetics. With mathematical formula, Liao is able to apply the folding concept in a large range of design aspects including furniture, fashion, and medical devices. The Stool is folded in one sheet of cardboard with a layer of felt finishing.

PRATT: Frances Ranno‘s fun and funky “Sneaks” lamp meshes a symbol of urban culture with energy-efficient lighting. The fixture incorporates a compact fluorescent bulb to create a long-lasting source of energy-efficient light.


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  1. Delphia June 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

    You’re on top of the game. Thanks for shrnaig.

  2. Kert May 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Sntdas back from the keyboard in amazement! Thanks!

  3. Loree May 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Never seen a beettr post! ICOCBW

  4. Bobcat May 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    That’s 2 clever by half and 2×2 clever 4 me. Tahnks!

  5. Jaylen May 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    That’s the best ansewr of all time! JMHO

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