A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

AIADO at the 2016 Guerilla Truck Show

The Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present the 2016 Whatnot Collection at the 2016 Guerilla Truck Show
The whatnot studio, conceived by Professors Helen Maria Nugent and Jim TerMeer, is a place for bringing design experiments to life as real products.  The year-long class gives students the space and time to find their voice as independent designers and the resources to produce fully realized, original products that are launched to the public at the annual Salone Del Mobile in Milan.
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In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the 2016 whatnot collection draws from the world as it existed in 1866-the people, behaviors, beliefs, things, technologies, ideologies, cultural norms, natural events, fads. crazes and missed opportunities. 

Projects include: 
Particularly Persnickety Porcelain Party Pyramids with Pompoms by Mallika Chandra 
Yi-Rack clothes rack by Ying Cui
A Dash condiment container by Charmaine Da Costa
Solar Sonnet cloche by Alice Gong
Cora Pearl mirror by Gokce Guvenc
Ernst standing desk by Maya Jay
Passage wall clock by Jackie Jeong
Mesmer oil lamp by Ali Keshmiri
Bobble stool by Kyungeun Kim
Jacks-up by Sungjun Kim
Allele table by Shau Heng Li
Butt's bean bag by Chinhua Lin
Crylus writing instrument by Chang Liu
Wear and Tear aprons by Valerie Lopez
Xocolati chocolate frother by Martha Valencia

Additionally, AIADO is excited to announce that the following AIADO faculty/alumni designers will be exhibiting as well:

Parsons & Charlesworth (Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth)

Steven Haulenbeek (MFA Designed Objects Alumnus)

Stephen Gulau (BFA Designed Objects Alumnus)

Tanner Bowman and Katie Chung (BFA Designed Objects Alumnus)


For more information about the whatnot collection please click here