London’s Independent recently highlighted Shelley Getzendanner’s collection of weapon-shaped nail files in a weekly fashion feature.
London’s Independent recently highlighted Shelley Getzendanner’s collection of weapon-shaped nail files in a weekly fashion feature.
October 26

British Newspaper Features Alumna’s Popular Design

On Monday October 22 the British national newspaper Independent showcased work by SAIC alumna Shelley Getzendanner (MDes 2012) in its weekly fashion roundup “The Fashion Audit.”Getzendanner’s weapon-shaped emery boards debuted in whatnot at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during 2012’s International Furniture Fair in Milan, and are now on sale at The Future Perfect in NYC, the Conran Shop in London and Paris, Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam, and Martino Design in Bologna among other locations. Featuring work from 16 of SAIC’s emerging designers, whatnot showcased “products rich in materiality and meaning, providing a bit of necessary joy, irrational desire, and simple satisfaction for everyday life.”  Titled “Ambiguous Armament, Getzendanner’s nail files poke fun at the TSA’s “always adjusting ambiguous articulation of armament” and reference a “new world typology where snow globes and guns are synonymous.”  The whatnot project will return to Milan in 2013.