The students from the Department of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design have created a collection entitled Prototyping the Domestic Environment currently being exhibited in Milan at Salone del Mobile 2012. The five works are interactive and multi-functional with the focus on “the formal adaptation of utilitarian furniture pieces into domestic spatial components.” Each object is not only a functioning interior piece, but they also act as adjustable devices for play, i.e., “tactile or optical sensory exploration or kinetic transformation.” The designs are well thought out, as well as being aesthetically pleasing with their geometric attributes.

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Spiral Stack (also pictured in top photo) partition wall, console, sitting, shelving unit designed by Radhi Desai & Varsha Menon

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Felted Divider partition with desk and light unit designed by Joe Epstein & Sheilah Carroll

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Fanlight Wall wall with lighting fixture designed by Ayisha Verma, Beatriz Cardona & Monica Alicea Matos

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

+ONE Modular Shelving room divider & shelving system designed by Erin Truax & Sandhya Jethnani

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Tactile Stars 3-D wallpaper designed by Aarti Kathuria & Srikirti Sreedhar

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students in main interior design home furnishings art  Category

Photos by Andrew Filmore.