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

SAIC Partners with CB2 to Develop a Space-Saving Collection

In collaboration with the international home décor and furniture retailer CB2, 12 graduate and undergraduate students from SAIC’s Industry Projects class created a unique line of space-saving storage solutions. In the yearlong course facilitated by Designed Objects faculty Tim Parsons, Jim TerMeer, and Helen Maria Nugent, students investigated the idea of “microliving” to inspire their designs for small spaces. The class worked closely with CB2’s staff to move their projects through each stage of development, from concept to creation to consumer. All of the objects will be on display on the first floor of the LeRoy Neiman Center from February 9 through 16.

A recent article in the New York Times highlights the sleek collection of furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories, now available online and in CB2’s 11 nationwide stores. The home décor site Domaine as well as Architectural Digest and Teen Vogue also spotlight the collection.

Students involved in the collaboration include Alex Stroud (BFA 2014), Allison Rokusek (BFA 2014), Arianna Petrich (MFA 2015), Brooke Collins (BFA 2015), M. Camille Macrae (BFA 2014), Chester Ong (MDes 2015), Jacob Lenard (MDes 2015), Josh Crampton (BFA 2014), Kathie Chung (MDes 2014), Nayeon Kim (MDes 2015), Tim Fates (MDes 2014), and Zach Pino (MDes 2015).