Prototyping the Domestic Environment by RISD Students

04.20.12 | By
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Andrew Filmore.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.