RISD partners: Saint-Gobain & Kikkerland Design

This fall, two partnered studios are running in Architecture and Industrial Design:

Saint-Gobain, Fall 2015

Saint-Gobain, is the worldwide leader in sustainable habitat solutions and designs, they manufacture and distribute building materials and high performance materials as well as provide innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. They also were large contributors and co-sponsors to the RISD-Brown Tech-Style Haus. This fall, 2015, Risd Research, the Architecture Department, and Saint Gobain will  introduce a research studio intended to explore day-lighting applications for buildings as a critical component of energy-efficient design.

Kikkerland Design Inc. Studio, Fall 2015

Kikkerland Design is a toy and gadget company, that continues to offer the world’s largest collection of items combining form, function, and delight in equal parts. This fall, ID Professor Matt Bird, will be running a 3 credit studio focusing on table-top design. Framed as a Design Challenge, the studio will leverage Kikkerland staff and representatives from the Container Store to help students understand how marketing and manufacturing effect design (from the brief to the final product).


Contact Josephine Martell at jmartell@risd.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss grant funded research interests and for general questions about research or to discuss partnering with RISD, contact Eliot Bassett-Cann via research@risd.edu.

Kikkerland Design, partnered research, Research, Saint-Gobain

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