Whatnot 2015

For the 8th consecutive year, emerging designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will debut new work in Milan during Design Week, April 14 – 19, 2015. The 2015 whatnot collection is a series of everyday objects with a twist: pillows that hug you back, messy vases, torn mirrors, soul-searching lamps, and dented platters. A total of 12 new products will be exhibited at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and sold in their adjoining design shop. Visit us.

Press inquiries and image requests contact: wwong2@saic.edu (on-site) or bwitt@saic.edu

Hot Mess
by Tanner Bowman
Slip
by Yasmine Afshar
Halftone
by Jacob Lenard
Tribute
by Eli Bensusan
Softwear
by Madeline Geftic
Moon-Jelly
by Eva Walkuski
Force
by Sarah M. Doonan
Exposed
by Kelly Grace Sullivan
Anima
by Roxana J. Martinez
Sinmi
by Norman Teague
Lunar
by Arianna Petrich
White Noise
by Nayeon Kim
 

Whatnot 2014

During Milan Design Week 2014, student designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will debut their whatnot 2014 collection: a series of playful objects that encourages a child’s interaction with the people, places, and environments around them. Eight products and three furniture systems will be exhibited at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and sold in their adjoining design shop from the eighth to the thirteenth of April. Visit us.

Press inquiries and image requests contact: bwitt@saic.edu
Whatnot Press Release
Whatnot Fact Sheet

Copy Watch
by Ilwhan Ahn
Whatnot
by Katie Chung
Grand Prix
by Kevin Suzuki
Argeebee
by Miguel Perez
Spring
by Gahee Kang
Hello World
by Jing Ouyang
The Flat Pack
by Tyler Willis
Hometown
by Zewen Li
Pier Pressure
by Satya Basu
Dizzy
by Ceyda Akosman
Soft Cell
by Andrea Rose Chiu
 

whatnot 2013

Building on the successful 2012 launch of the whatnot brand in both Milan and New York last year, the 2013 collection continues to bring new design concepts to life with a range of contemporary products designed and made in the USA.

Each of the 16 designers has approached color as a critical question. The subsequent collection of “whatnots” explore the visceral, perceptual, associative, emotional, and conceptual potential of color in all its permutations-muted, primary, fluorescent, functional, natural, and erotic.

SOFT FOCUS
by Eli Sidman
HIDE
by Kempe Scanlan
TRUFFLE
by Yiqian Peng
ROLLO
by Carlos Ortega
INCLINATION
by Daniel Moynihan
DARK MATTER
by Ada Mayer
THEFT PROOF
by Samuel Matson
PLACE SETTING
by Taylor Littrel
A MOMENT
by Jay Hyun Kim
NEW RULE
by Allon Kapeller-Libermann
THREE BAGS FULL
by Venessa R Jimenez
SHADES OF DAY
by Justin Hu
FISSION
by Ruyuan Ge
DELIRIOUS
by Faranak Farhang
WEDGE
by Hsi Chen
SNAP
by Morgan Brill
 

2012 Collection

Slight Rocker
by Charlie McArthur
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Kiss
by Errin Kancal
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Dent
by Tyler Yager
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Dear You
by Iggy Choi
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Table for 8
by Stephen Gulau
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Palpable
by David Hull
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Handle Me
by Adam Chau
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FANDOM
by Brian Bailey
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Demarcation
by Chi Sun
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Comet
by Haruka Morimoto
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Ambiguous Armament
by Shelley Getzendanner
$99
Adverb
by Mig Rod
$99
Barometer
by Judith Lambotte
$99
About When
by Felicia Liu
$99
Lull
by Karl Williamson
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Chute
by Michael Pappas
$99