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Steven Haulenbeek, AIADO at 10 Alumni Exhibition, January 22 - February 9

Steven Haulenbeek is a Chicago based industrial designer and artist. He received his bachelors in drawing and sculpture from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2002 and received his Masters degree in Designed Objects from SAIC in 2006. In 2010 he founded his independent design practice with the interest in experimental, material, and process based objects for the home. Steven Haulenbeek Studio is represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, London and New York as well at The Future Perfect in New York and San Francisco.

Steven’s work passes by the typical design/build format and instead seeks to invent a production framework by which objects emerge more organically. Shown here are two unique and ongoing experimental processes developed in this spirit.  The Ice-Cast Bronze collection pairs the natural freezing cold climate of the Chicago winter with the lost-wax process to create uniquely textured objects and furniture in cast bronze.  The RBS Series (Resin-Bonded Sand) utilizes silica sand, a typically disposable industrial byproduct, to create colorful sculptural objects, furniture and lighting.

AIADO at 10
In diverse careers from professional practice in architecture, interior architecture, and design; to roles in public policy, education, and advocacy; to their own innovative studio practices, alumni of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), are making their mark on a changing field.
A celebration of the first decade of graduates from the Department, AIADO at 10 is a series of programs and activities held throughout the Spring of 2018 featuring AIADO alumni.
Including exhibitions in the AIADO Gallery, a two-day symposium at the School, and alumni meet-ups at the School’s Design Show at the Chicago Cultural Center in May, and at student exhibitions in New York, Milan, and Venice, AIADO at 10 brings together alumni, students, and faculty to reflect on our past and to imagine, and enact, our future.
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