Industrial DesignLocation of Program: Europe Year: 2013
Program Director(s): Bryan Howell
Participating Major(s): Industrial Design
Students participate in London and Paris' Design Weeks where design is celebrated in the city's neighborhoods. They visit design oriented museums, historically significant design sites, and meet leading contemporary designers.
Recap of the Year:
Six industrial design students attended Design Weeks in both Paris and London this year. They met with both young and experienced designers showing their work at both locations, were able to make great contacts with show organizers, and discuss design with other design students from around the world. They experienced first hand a number of classic design sites such as the Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Hector Guimard's Metro Entrances and Castle Beranger, and William Morris's home. We also visited a number of world class museums, the Museum's of Modern Art and of Decorative Arts in Paris and the Victoria and Albert and Design museum's in London. Overall, the students were exposed to a world of design that they could not experience in America, it was a unique and enlightening experience.