Posts Tagged ‘contemporary design’

We can’t get enough of great design at Harrington: our faculty, students and alumni are frequently involved in the vibrant design world of Chicago. Recently, about 50 interior design graduate students, alumni, Harrington Advisory Board members, faculty and guests were invited to the renowned Luminaire showroom for an evening of beautiful contemporary design, exciting furniture, great food and stimulating conversation.

A great thank you to the staff of Luminaire for organizing this and having us as their guests!

Also, Attention Harrington Alumni: You are invited to attend the Harrington Alumni Holiday Event!

Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
G-Cue – 157 N Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60607

Join the Harrington Alumni Association for a fun filled Holiday Event! Come meet and connect with fellow Harrington alumni while playing pool on one of our reserved tables. We will be collecting and donating toys for Toys for Tots. We will raffle off an iPod Shuffle to all party goers! Light appetizers will be served. Drinks will be available for purchase. A toy or a $10 donation to Toys for Tots serves as the entry fee for all Harrington Alumni


Toy Donations should be new and unwrapped, appropriate for ages 1-13 years and should cost $10 or more. Please, no food or candy of any sort. Please keep child safety in mind when you make your selection.

Must be 21 or over to attend. RSVP as soon as possible to Camille Harris at charris@harringtoncollege.com


Photos courtesy Peter Klick

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Recent Harrington College of Design graduates Tomas Alvarez and Kevin Scott exhibited their ultra-contemporary bridge lounge chair (shown above) in the Furniture Revolution Gallery at NeoCon 2010… You can see my original post about their design here.   

 Check out some coverage on their chair and the other Furniture Revolution Gallery that I came across recently on the web at: http://www.surfaceandpanel.com/articles/web-exclusives/student-designers-stand-out-neocon.  

I love when I come across Harrington student and alum work on the web – if you see anything, be sure to send it my way to info@harringtoncollege.com!

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Recent Harrington College of Design graduates Tomas Alvarez and Kevin Scott have been selected to exhibit their ultra-contemporary bridge lounge chair in the Furniture Revolution Gallery at NeoCon 2010, June 14th -16th at the Merchandise Mart. 

NeoCon’s Furniture Revolution Gallery showcases new designers with big ideas with the potential to shape the future of American design.  Tomas and Kevin’s bridge chair was one of thirteen designs chosen for the gallery, and was used by the Merchandise Mart to help promote the event. The chair (rendering shown below) was designed in the students’ final semester at Harrington, and will be built out of carbon fiber using a wet layup technique. The two designers were recently interviewed for an upcoming feature on the Furniture Revolution Gallery in Architectural Products Magazine. 

For more information and videos created by the designers check out their KickStarter website at http://kck.st/alf7Ec where they campaigned to raise the money necessary for the materials to manufacture the chair. They already reached their project goal with the support of 22 backers!!

About the Designers:
Kevin Scott and Tomas Alvarez are designers from Chicago, IL. They both studied at Harrington College of Design where they recently received their B.F.A.s in Interior Design. Prior to studying interior design, Tomas studied sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago and Kevin received a B.S. from Northern Illinois University in Sociology and Political Science.

Over the last three years they have designed everything from green rooms to highway rest stop urinals. Their last project DIFFA Dining by Design with the Harrington team was a huge success.

Furniture design is a really a passion for the two designers. Tomas has focused on designing functional pieces by way of repurposing, while Kevin has focused on complex furniture concepts. Their collaborations combine Tomas’ clean aesthetic and structural understanding with Kevin’s unusual concepts and flair for the dramatic.

Rendering courtesy Tomas Alvarez and Kevin Scott 

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