Every Fall, the Industrial Design department runs a studio in seating design, aptly titled “Chair Studio.” The advanced course is taught by long-time faculty member and previously professional surfer Seth Stem. Students enrolled have the opportunity to design two chairs in the studio, one un-upholstered and focused on comfort, while the second and final chair design adds upholstery and incorporates lessons learned in ergonomics and comfort.
Mollie Conlee, a junior in the studio, created “Pygmallion” as a response to the latter prompt. Conlee will be studying abroad this wintersession in Italy while taking the department’s course in shoe design.
“The sides are covered in green woven wool and for the seat and back I used a vintage jacquard from a dress I bought at a sale on Frazier Terrace! The edge contours are trimmed in white, pink, and red leather and little brass nail studs,” said Conlee.
Have a great winter abroad, Mollie!
Posted by Carly Ayres | Date Posted: 04 January, 2013
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