Over the course of the week, we shared some of the details and highlights of our time at Rossana Orlandi. Now, as we regroup and reflect in our cozy Chicago studio, we offer you an image recap of our experience during the peak of Milan Design Week. Enjoy!
Highlights: Meeting In Style
Some highlights from our week at Spazio Rossana Orlandi include casual business meetings in our space by Rossana Orlandi herself, Nacho Carbonell, Zoe Ryan, and the Finnish Ambassador to Italy, Mr. Petri Tuomi-Nikula.
ALL THE ACTION pt: Due
We’re settling in quite well on day two of Milan Design Week at Rosanna Orlandi. We have met many wonderful people who are interested in what we do, and our “whatnots,” in addition to our “whatnoters,” continue to look fabulous in our lovely space.
All The Action
Design Week commences, and all of our “whatnots” are ready for the action!
Set Up, and Whatnot.
Unpacking, sorting, and prepping. We make this look easy!
WE MADE IT!
After many long months and copious amounts of caffeine, we’re finally here in Milano! Over the next few days, we will be setting up our space at Rosanna Orlandi in preparation for Milan Design Week.
WhatNot Factory Outlet
WhatNot Factory In Full Swing!
About Jim Termeer
Jim TerMeer is a product designer and educator. As a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jim’s teaching centers on the research and practice of the emerging global independent design movement; its connection with the new ideas of making objects, systems and experiences; and preparing young designers for these new challenges through collaborative sponsored projects and graduate thesis research. Recent collaborations include projects exhibited at the Salone de Mobile, NY ICFF, and Neocon in Chicago. As partner in the design studio giffin’termeer, Jim has applied a decade of experience in the development of technology products, consumer goods and product brands into experimental projects that investigate the future of objects—and how culture makes and produces them. His work has been exhibited worldwide in events in Milan, Tokyo, NY, Seoul, Cheongju Korea, London, and St. Etienne France. Jim has a graduate degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven and lives and works in Chicago.
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About Helen Maria Nugent
Helen Maria Nugent is Director of Graduate and Undergraduate programs in Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the last eight years she has specialized in developing and teaching collaborative, design-build Industry Project courses in partnership with outside industries. New products generated from these classes are launched at international venues such as the Salone del Mobile in Milan and the New York Contemporary Furniture Fair. Her education includes a Masters of Design in Product Design and a B.F.A.(with honors) in Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She is a partner in HAELO Design, which produces creative projects including wearables, furniture, lighting, housewares and exhibition environments. HAELO’s design work has been shown at the New York Contemporary Furniture Fair, Design Within Reach, the Chicago Cultural Center, Sullivan Galleries, and Devening Projects. Helen Maria has designed and curated exhibitions including ‘Deceptive Design’, ‘Beyond Function: The Art of Furniture’, ‘ThickDesign’, and ‘Moholy: An Education of the Senses’, and developed a kit of tactile aids for the Art Institute of Chicago to enhance the experience for low vision visitors. Nugent recently judged the ‘Core77 Design Awards’ in the Furniture and Lighting Category, and the 2013 Housewares Design Awards. firstname.lastname@example.org | www.haelodesign.com