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Industrial Design Students Exhibit Work at International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City

Visitors at NJIT Booth with Stefanie Collantes and Chien Hua Huang

The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program.

NJIT returned to ICFF for the fourth time in five years to join more than 600 exhibitors from 38 different countries exhibiting work seen by almost than 30,000 trade-specific attendees that included furniture and product designers and manufacturers, interior designers, architects, retailers, facility managers, store designers, visual merchandisers, and more.

The exhibit was organized and mounted by José Alcala, Senior University Lecturer and Coordinator of the Industrial Design program in the School of Art + Design who was assisted by fourth year student, Martin Flores (Garfield, NJ), the president of the NJIT student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) along with other student members of IDSA.

Nine third and fourth year students in the Bachelor of Science program displayed work. The exhibits included “Wine Holders” by Chien Hua Huang (Taiwan); “Cicle” – a luminaire designed by Diana Vivanco (Elizabeth, NJ); “Bloomus Bowls” – a group of nested metal containers by Chris Inserra (Staten Island, NY); “Copper Planters” by Katie Goswick (Friendswood, TX); “Concrete Coat Rack” by Josh Sanders (Scotch Plains, NJ); “Akron Otto” – an ottoman made from recycled tires as homage to  Akron, Ohio known, in part, for its affiliation with the rubber industry, by Gretchen Von Koenig (Akron, OH); “Red Solo Cup Chair” (made from recycled and shredded red solo cups) by Roxanna Munoz (Passaic, NJ); “Charlatan Side Table” by Stefanie Collantes (Hawthorne, NJ); and an ergonomic stool by Dane Hagen (Denville, N