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Goal

In the fall of 2016, Umbra - a Toronto-based designer and manufacturer of housewares selling more than 2,000 home products through 25,000 retailers in 75 countries - challenged the students of Metaproject to create a design for small spaces. As condo and apartment sizes shrink, an opportunity has arisen [...]

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Winners

First Place

Tadhg Duffy

Second Place

Vincent Lin

Third Place

Mick Bartholomew


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Goal

In the spring of 2016, a relationship was created between Metaproject and Poppin, the New York based one-stop-shop rethinking every type of office product in new, colorful ways. Students were challenged to create innovative accessories to enhance Poppin’s recent line of furniture that would accent or improve their use. [...]

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Goal

In the fall of 2014, Metaproject partnered with Kikkerland - an international hub that designs, produces and markets original products in a variety of consumer categories such as gift, stationery, and housewares - and Bed Bath & Beyond a national retail chain that specializes in home [...]

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Winners

First Place

Linda Deng

Runners Up

Audrey Kirk, Brian Keyes


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Goal

In the fall of 2013, student designers, in partnership with award-winning, century old furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, tackled the challenges associated with building and enhancing relationships in the workplace. Focusing on the Living Office vision and Herman Miller’s recent history, students debated the evolution of work and the [...]

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Goal

In the fall of 2012, world-renowned, avant-garde accessories manufacturer Areaware challenged the third generation of Metaproject to explore the properties of wood as a primary material in object construction. Students researched culturally specific historical and contemporary toys in pursuit of defining a universal toy. Each student selected a [...]

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Winners

First Place

James Paulius

Second Place

Jay Liu

Third Place

Katharine Beyerle

Runners Up

Blair Prietz, Jaclyn Jacobson, Jeffery Burrell, Megan Lin, Nanxi Yu


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Goal

In the fall of 2011, a partnership was forged between the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Rochester Institute of Technology. Moving the nature of the Metaproject to a new level, industrial design students worked with RIT glass program students to explore design concepts that capitalized on glass [...]

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Goal

In the fall of 2010, twenty Industrial Design seniors at the Rochester Institute of Technology participated in the first Metaproject course with Professor Josh Owen. They were given the task of creating seating prototypes that celebrate the richness of Wilsonart International’s laminate surfacing materials. Each student was required to [...]

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Winners

First Place

Dan Fritz

Second Place

Colleen MacKenzie

Runners Up

Andy Clark, Dan Kestler, Francesca Pezze, Tim Kuo