Posts Tagged ‘Brian Naglich’

Yesterday, you saw the concept design for the Harrington College of Design student STITCH submission.  See the final write-up below that was submitted to IIDA-Illinois as the official Harrington student garment concept EVOLVE:

EVOLVE Concept
In association with InterfaceFLOR and Antron Fibers, Harrington College of Design presents the future of the human race. It is the year 3,000,000. The world is not as we know it. The impeding threat of new and dangerous predators has caused epic evolutionary advancements across all species. The human race, exposed to natural selection, selective breeding and genetic modification has developed several new and dominant characteristics.

Iridescent scales sporadically cover the body. Dazzling and confusing potential predators, this superficial beauty enhances protection while swimming at shallow depths. Coupled with vibrant striking gills, these characteristics reveal the morphing of a land and water-dwelling creature. A prominent elongated left arm allows for greater defense, added strength, and tree swinging. Venomous spikes protrude from the neckline and arm, protecting the head and vital organs from predatory attacks. Finally, inconspicuous camouflaged wing-like webbing under the arms allows for the entrapment of insects and small animals.

With the concept finalized, Harrington students Elizabeth Campbell, Antonia Davies, Ann Erskine, Natalie Malik, Brian Naglich, Alyssa Fabrizio, Emily Wiegel and Joyanna Peterson then began carefully crafting their complex garment…


… attended the event…

… and watched as fellow team member, Emily Wiegel, modeled their garment down the runway!

However, their garment was not the only Harrington garment to walk down the runway… tomorrow, see the Harrington Alumni Association’s STITCH design!

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STITCH is IIDA-Illinois’ biggest event that pairs Chicago’s most talented Designers with industry manufacturers to create one-of a kind, wearable garments for the runway show of the year. The theme for this year’s show was “A STITCH in Time: Design for a Decade.”

Represented at the 6th anniversary of STITCH in Chicago were two creative entrants by the Harrington College of Design: one by current students, and the other by the Harrington Alumni Association.

EVOLVE: Harrington Student Group
Harrington students Elizabeth Campbell, Antonia Davies, Ann Erskine, Natalie Malik, Brian Naglich, Alyssa Fabrizio, Emily Wiegel and Joyanna Peterson worked hard alongside Harrington Faculty Advisors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos to come up with their concept. Their thoughts turned to how humans might evolve and adapt to their environment in the year 3 million.

The Harrington College of Design students, sponsored by InterfaceFLOR and Antron Carpet fiber, decided to present the future and evolution of the human race: check out the concept sketch above and thought process below!

The year is 3 million.
A new age has begun.
The world is not as it was:

They then met with Antron Carpet Fiber (who has sponsored the use of their product to the Harrington STITCH group for the 6th year in a row) to start checking out materials…

Watch as the concept and garment hit the runway tomorrow!


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This feature is continued from yesterday…



Me: Can you share a recent project that you have worked on and your thought process?

Brian: In this project, the Flatpak house, we were challenged with developing a space which utilized as few walls as possible while creating many functional zones and spaces.  Working around restriction, I felt that my chosen clients, a retired art collecting couple, would be interested in experiencing both public and private, intimate and grand, and spacious and cozy living areas.  To achieve this I first worked on placing and developing a “functional sculpture” within the staircase.  With the placement of this major spatial element, the division of space began to fall into place.

The space is all about juxtaposition. It represents the juxtaposition between playfulness and seriousness through the use of its fun patterns and colors that create clean, simple forms.  It is the comparison between traditional and modern elements (a perfect example is the base of the table, mirrored by the chandelier that hangs above).  And it displays the juxtaposition between vertical and horizontal elements. Ultimately though, I created a space which is perfect for a more mature client, sophisticated yet young at heart, traditional inspiration yet modern in lifestyle, and grand yet intimate and private.

Many thanks to Brian for sharing this with me… we look forward to seeing more of your work in your upcoming years at Harrington!

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A while back I had the honor of doing a feature on Majed Ihsan, a talented Photography major here at Harrington College of Design. Sure you’ve probably read all about what some Interior Design alumni are up to, but I thought it was about time to do a feature on a current ID student.

Brian was brought to my attention by his Interior Design instructor, Elizabeth Wersells, who was impressed by a recent project he did in her ID1 class. As Elizabeth stated, “Brian definitely brings some key attributes of being a great designer to the table: he’s curious, active within the industry and consistently goes beyond the requirements of the assignment.” I followed up with Brian, and here is his feature…

Me: Can you share a little bit about yourself?

Brian:  Hi!  I’m Brian Naglich a current Interior Design Student at Harrington. After starting my program in July 2009, I have already been able to achieve sophomore status within the short time that I have graced these halls.  In July, I was a participant in Harrington’s HIP program,  which prepared me for the rigorous and challenging interior design program Harrington offers.  Currently, I intern at the Holly Hunt’s showroom in the Merchandise Mart, working in their textile library.  This experience, along with all of the volunteer/industry events that I participate in, including DIFFA Chicago’s Dining by Design, DIFFA’s Grant Presentation, USGBC event, Start at the Top Wine Tasting, NeoCon 2009, and a Timeless Design Seminar by Luxe Magazine, have given me an inside look into the industry that I aspire to be a part of. This year, I look forward to continuing my pursuit for education in this field by attending Harrington classes full time in the summer.

M:  What brought you to the Harrington College of Design?

B:  When I attended Central High School in Burlington, Illinois, I debated and contemplated what school and what field I wanted to pursue.  As Student Body President, and a very involved member in many other organizations and groups, I knew that I wanted both an industry and college that offered me the opportunity to make a difference and a career that would be challenging while providing me with a lifetime of happiness.  This is what brought me to Harrington.  I had heard of the school from my high school councilor, and even though he is not in the industry and had never had a student from his school go off to Harrington, the fact that he had heard of the school’s reputation of excellence spoke volumes.  Now that I have experienced what Harrington has to offer for almost a year, I am confident that I have made the right decision.

Keep reading tomorrow to see Brian’s project that caught the attention of his ID instructor!

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