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Industrial Design

Location of Program: Italy, England, Netherlands      Year: 2012
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:

Students spent 4 days in Milan and Lombardy. In Milan they attempted to review as much of the Milan Salone as possible, visited with Design Continuum, climbed to the roof of the Duomo and shopped in Muji and the Design Super Center in la Rinascente. In Lombardy, they spent time in the Alessi archives reviewing famous prototypes and discussing the Alessi Design Philosophy. They also visited the Design Center at Whirlpool and climbed the Sacred Mount in Varese.

Next they spent 9 days in London. Here they had visits with Industrial Facility, Seymour Powell, Peter Marigold, Barber/Osgerby and Oscar Diaz. They also visited with the corporations Joseph and Joseph, Nokia, and Established & Sons. They had a tour of The Royal College of Art, visited the John Soane Museum, The London Tower, The Design Museum, The British Museum and had a guided tour of the contemporary Design Sections at The Victoria and Albert Museum. They also took one day to travel into the English countryside to visit William Morris's grave, the Kelmscot Manor, the 13th Century Great Coxwell Barn, the bronze age Uffington White Horse, a 370 foot stylized white horse embedded on the side of a hill, and the neolithic Wayland Smitty, a long barrow tomb.

They then traveled on the Stena Line overnight Ferry from England to The Netherlands where they spent 6 days. Here they visited the Philips Design Center, Minale Maeda, Studio Makkink & Bey, and Feiz Studio. They rented bikes and rode though Amsterdam visiting Droog Design, the Frozen Fountain, and both the RIJKS and Van Gogh Museum. In Utrecht the students had a guided tour of the Schroder House, and visited the Dick Bruna Huis, Centraal Museum, and Kasteel de Haar. In Zaanse, they also experienced the insides of two working windmills , one was sawing lumber, the other pressing peanut oil.


Axel LooslieIndustrial Design
Carlos UcedaIndustrial Design
Jen SiggardIndustrial Design
Hanry LefensIndustrial Design
Riley AdamsonIndustrial Design
Shelley EsplinIndustrial Design