Design in Focus

Design in Focus

As a sports-loving young child, Coerte Voorhees, BIND ’13, bent and broke pairs of glasses all the time. So when he decided to enter the 2013 International Eye Wear Design Competition, sponsored by German company OWP Brillen, he knew where to focus his attention. “My mind went right to a durable solution,” says Voorhees, who entered the competition while...

Waste Not

Waste Not

A recent national study by environmental and public health nonprofit the Natural Resources Defense Council showed that nearly 40 percent of the food available to Americans goes uneaten. That’s about $165 billion worth of food trashed annually. How to stop the waste? Industrial design students in Professor Frederick Kuhn’s summer studio course tasked with...

Portfolio: “Cracked”

Portfolio: “Cracked”

piece / “Cracked” (coffee table) designer / Julie Bruton, BIND ’12 gallery / Korean Church of Boston, Brookline description / “I wanted to have some sort of natural element. Before I even knew what it was going to be, I knew I wanted to incorporate that…. I thought the grass was dynamic and I wanted to play on the whole idea of a...

Designer Without Borders

Designer Without Borders

When Anna Engström, BIND ’05, arrives at work each morning, there is no personal office waiting for her. No cubicle, no desk— just an ever-changing designated “project space,” a shared room where groups of designers, engineers, researchers, and managers meet to work on specific projects. “Walls start to get covered with Post-its and photos and...

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

Painter Edward Hopper, known for his shadowy, realist take on American life, consistently dismissed the idea that there was any hidden meaning or metaphor in his work. But industrial design professor Fredrick Kuhn says that Hopper’s work is, in fact, filled with numeric symbolism. As part of a faculty lecture series this spring, Kuhn laid out the evidence...