Inaugural Combined Interior and Industrial Design Student Show
There is no doubt that Wentworth Institute of Technology has a history of educating and guiding wonderful students throughout a rigorous four years, no matter the discipline. Within moments the senior class will be graduating, as they have for many a year, and as they will for many years to come.
Interior and Industrial Design students have reached that special time, and as always, they are set to celebrate. The marvelous benefit of this celebration reveals the results of their incredibly hard work to a broader audience, enabling everyone to share in their success by displaying their work within a senior showcase. This on-campus exhibit aids in each student’s need for finalization and culmination of their educational experience here at Wentworth Institute of Technology, while simultaneously providing an opportunity for everyone to admire the knowledge, skill, purpose, creativity, drive, and in-depth thought behind each and every piece, thus, giving a greater appreciation to the goals to which they aspire.
On August 17, 2022, for the first time, the Industrial Design and Interior Design Programs will host a collaborative Senior Show. Within this incredible exhibit of (Wentworth) students’ work, the students from the Industrial Design program will display their thesis projects in Watson Auditorium, while the Interior Design program's students will showcase their work in the Ira Allen Forum. There will be fifty-three very different projects on display within these two exhibit spaces.
One student will show a project that investigates user experience in water sports, creating a pedal powered vehicle focused on exploration, exercise, and easy access, while another will show a pop-up installation designed to promote empathy and community in urban settings.
On display will be a proposal for a Center for the Arts, located in Lewiston, Maine. The objective of the center is to bring the arts to children of all ages and backgrounds, teaching them skills that are not usually taught in everyday schooling.
Anther design results in the first ever fully accessible toy to ALL Deafblind Children. This unique, skill-building toy encourages a child, through exploration of Sensory Learning, to constantly engage and adapt as they grow, learn, and play.
One student will describe a collapsible and customizable home and garden cart meant for transport of tools and materials. In contrast, another project will engage others in a conversation about the designing of post-life furniture into positive ecological tools, and another to provide consumers with an emotional experience tied to the lifespan and disposal of their pieces.
Another student has presented a museum-level aquarium interaction, based on the Fried Egg Jellyfish that is enjoyable and accessible to those with visual impairments.
Additionally, one student has created “Band Together”, a diverse line of toys that allows kids to bring their own existing toys into a connected and inclusive world of play in a new way: imagining, envisioning, interpreting, sculpting, and producing assets from a novel that would become key items as props in block buster Hollywood movies.
Both the Industrial Design and Interior Design Senior shows will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m., with receptions at 6:00 p.m.. The depth and range of work displayed from each Department is truly phenomenal and amazing and should be seen by all.
Please, join us to view and celebrate our senior students from the School of Architecture and Design!
Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.; Evening Reception and Viewing to Follow
Locations: Interior Design, Ira Allen Forum; Industrial Design, Watson Auditorium
Alumni are welcome at any time – no tickets necessary