Third year Industrial Design student Brian Hsieh from Harrison, NJ, displays work at the NJIT exhibit at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
The results of the efforts of seventeen students and four faculty members from the School of Art + Design were displayed at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 19 through May 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. NJIT joined 535 international exhibitors from 34 countries (including a number of schools from the US, Japan, and Finland) to fill 145,000 net square feet of space, showing product designs to more than 25,000 attendees.
A group of six fourth-year Interior Design students (Hyungshin Stephanie Kim, Mina Liba, Tristan Pashalian, Melissa Pereira, Adam Raiffe, and Jessica Uhlik) designed the exhibition booth and display to showcase the work of eleven different Industrial Design students. Second-year students Peter Clark and Martin Flores joined third-year students Joseph Beyroutey, Jeff Groves, Brian Hsieh, Jane Mettle, Matt Negron, and Jessica Pfeiff along with fourth-year students Alex Kolesnikov, Ben Mui, and Sara Jane Rin in populating the exhibit with a diverse selection of student-designed projects ranging from working luminaries, wall screens, and chairs to a retro “hot-rod clock” and storage cabinet – all created in the design studios and classes taught by Industrial Design Program Coordinator, University Lecturer José Alcala, Assistant Professor Brooks Atwood, and Adjunct Virginia Harper. Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Interior Design Program, David Brothers, coordinated the efforts of the Interior Design students and assisted Alcala in the organization and installation of the exhibit. This was the third consecutive year students from NJIT’s School of Art + Design exhibited their work at ICFF.