The Pratt booth was particularly good this year. The title of their show was Design for a Dollar, and industrial design students were challenged with coming up with original designs that could be made for a dollar. As always, it is limit setting that makes design interesting.
More info and pics below...
We chose a few to highlight - ones we thought were both creative, useful and beautiful.
>> Orange Votive Candles by David Steinvurzel: Created with soy based wax and discarded orange peels. Davidsteinvurzel @ gmail dot com
>> Drip Plate by Catherine Merrick: Made by melting wax onto an existing plate and sandblasting away the exposed areas. These are then recovered with food-safe sealer. Apparently, David Alhadeff had expressed interest in selling these in his store, The Future Perfect, before we went by. CatherineMerrick @ gmail dot com
>> Scissors by Brian Persico: Laser cut scissors come directly from discarded saw blades and are then polished. I picked up a pair and they worked very nicely! brian.p.persico @ gmail dot com
>> Lawn Sprinkler by Janelle Norton: This lawn sprinkler is made from a discarded fire sprinkler. Simple idea that takes no adjustment. The base, however, has to come from somewhere... Jnorton @ pratt dot edu
>> Sleeve by Sara Ebert: This is a lampshade made from a Salvation Army donated sweater and an old apple juice bottle. sjebert @ gmail dot com
>> Drypt by Steph Mantis: This is a molded soap dish that looks like little finger tips, which holds the soap up, saves it and keeps it dry. Of all the designs, we thought this was one cute little one that we'd like to take home right away. Smantis @ pratt dot edu