The Department of Interior Design displayed student work at the Javits Center during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City in May. Associate Professor Marlo Ransdell and graduate students met with hundreds of fair attendees and shared work produced in Studio D, the department’s design and digital fabrication lab in the Carnaghi Arts Building. Work featured designs created using the laser printer and CNC router, with many showcasing “flat pack” designs that can easily be reproduced and shipped. This was the department’s first time showing student work at ICFF. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the program and connect with potential internship locations as well as future employers of FSU students.
Marlo Ransdell specializes in design education and the creative process. She oversees Studio D: Design and Fabrication lab, furniture design, and design fundamentals curriculum. Studio D supports undergraduate and graduate studies in furniture design and prototyping for the department of interior design. As Creative Director, Ransdell facilitates undergraduate and graduate furniture design courses among other classes and studios, and also curates gallery shows such as “Digital Fabrication: The Flat Pack”. In addition to her role as Creative Director, she is also a Faculty in Residence at the Facility for Arts Research, and is a certified Rhino software mentor and specialist.
ICFF features what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design, luxury interiors and high-end furniture. Extraordinary styles by top international furniture brands and emerging new talent highlight unique furnishings, seating, wall coverings, carpeting, accessories, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furniture and more.
The North American platform for International design, ICFF took over the Jacob K. Javits Center May 16-19, 2015, to present an array of exclusive custom international furniture, unique materials, high end kitchen and bath designs, novel concepts in residential, commercial and hospitality space lighting, luxury stone and wood custom flooring to apply to your next design challenge.