The Department of Interior Architecture and Design, with support from the Donghia Foundation, will launch the Donghia Designer Series with lectures from two furniture designers.
Cory Robinson has an MFA from San Diego State University and is currently a furniture designer, associate professor, and chair of the Fine Arts Department at Indiana University. Robinson is interested in the relationship that artists and designers both have in shaping the experience with objects of daily ritual. Jason Schneider also has an MFA from San Diego State University and is an instructor in furniture design at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Schneider’s current body of work uses the subtle features of unsophisticated material cardboard to create furniture. Both will visit undergraduate furniture design classes and offer critiques as well as assist graduate students working on independent studies.
A lecture will be held on Monday, February 11 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the William Johnston Building with a reception immediately following. The lecture and reception are open to the public.