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6 Feb 2015

RitaSue Siegel to receive Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

RitaSue Siegel, an icon of design recruiting, will be awarded the RRK Award on March 10, 2015. The event will take place at HumanScale, 11 East 26th Street, 8th floor, in Manhattan on from 6:00 – 8:00pm. more…

3 Feb 2015

Profile: Lucia Derespinis

Meet the George Nelson Associate Who Designed the Dunkin’ Donuts Logo. Lucia DeRespinis, industrial designer and Pratt Institute graduate, teaches at her alma mater, instilling midcentury rigor in the creators of tomorrow.

Read the Dwell Magazine Article

22 Aug 2014

An Elements of Design Reading Stool

Check out this stool that was designed specifically for Rowena's book, Elements of Design. more…

14 May 2014

Ruth Shuman Receives 18th Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

President of Publicolor, Shuman moves design principals beyond the traditional realm working with students as her medium and engagement as her product. more…

9 April 2014

2014 Rowena Student Award Winners Announced

This year 12 nominees did an excellent job with their 3D work, their presentations (both physical and verbal) were clean and well designed. more…

24 August 2013

Charles Pollock, Designer of Popular Office Chair, Dies at 83

Charles Pollock, an industrial designer whose vision of “a simple line in space” led him to develop sleek, functional chairs that became a hallmark of executive suites in the latter 20th century, died on Tuesday in a fire in South Jamaica, Queens. He was 83.

Read the NY Times Obituary

8 March 2013

Charles Pollock receives the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

Prolific chair designer, Charles Pollock, will be honored with the 2013 Rowena Reed Kostellow Award for his dedication to three-dimensional design. The Award recognizes people who advance the principles of design that Rowena Reed Kostellow developed and rewards those who have excelled with their application. more…

19 January 2012

William Katavolos receives the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

Designer, architect, visionary and inspirational professor, Bill Katavolos will be honored with the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award for his dedication to three dimensional design. The ceremony will take place the Knoll Showroom in New York on March 8, 2012. The Award recognizes people who advance the principals of design that Rowena Reed Kostellow developed. more…

10 February 2010

Pratt Mourns the Loss of Longtime ID Professor Leonard "Lenny" Bacich

The Institute mourns the loss of Leonard "Lenny" Bacich, a longtime professor of industrial design who died on February 3 at age 67. Lenny was popular among generations of 3-D design students he taught and graduated from the Institute with a bachelor's degree in industrial design in 1963 and a master's degree in industrial design in 1971. more…