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24 Jul 2021

Join us for the 2021 Rowena Reed Kostellow Awards honoring Karen Stone and the design team Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

Karen Stone is a great designer, teacher, and supporter of the Rowena Fund. Karen's passion for experimenting with spatial relationships and objects in space developed at an early age with formal training in music and music performance. more…

Registration for the virtual awards ceremony is free and all donations benefit the Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund, which supports student scholarships and programming in Pratt’s Industrial Design department. If you are unable to join us on August 12 but would like to make a contribution in honor of the award recipeints or in memory of Rowena, make a gift online.

16 Feb 2020

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Rowena Reed Kostellow Awards to Jefferson and Cotton!

The Rowena Fund is happy to present Everardo Jefferson with the 2020 Rowena Award and also to honor Billy Cotton with the Young Rowena Award. This will mark the 30th year of the Rowena Award program since Gina Caspi won the first award in 1990. more…

26 Feb 2018

John Cafaro, Executive Director of Global Chevrolet Design, and Cole Haan Designer Ariana Zarillo Receive Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

The awards event took place Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Knoll Showroom, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York. more…

8 Mar 2017

Pratt President Schutte and Chrysler Designer Cindy Juette Receive Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

Dr. Thomas Schutte, President of Pratt Institute was awarded the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award. And this year for the first time, a new Young Designer Award was be given to Cindy Juette, Chrysler interior designer. more…

26 Apr 2016

Linda Celentano receives 2016 Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

Linda Celentano, stalwart of Pratt’s ID program will be awarded the Rowena Reed Kostellow Award on April 26, 2016 in the Knoll showroom. more…

6 Feb 2015

RitaSue Siegel to receive Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

RitaSue Siegel, an icon of design recruiting, will receive the Rowena 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 ID Professor Leonard "Lenny" Bacich

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