Harrington Students Take On NYC
August 8, 2012
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On their annual trek to the Big Apple this May, Harrington students have an opportunity to not only participate in renowned design events but also visit exclusive showrooms in an unforgettable journey of interior design led by Harrington Interior design instructor and program coordinator, Peter Klick. This year our student group convened in the Moroso Showroom on Soho where Peter Ballatine gave a lecture on the famous American Artist Donald Judd (http://www.juddfoundation.org/new_york.htm). In his lecture, Mr. Ballatine provided excellent personal insight into the life and works of Donald Judd as a result of having worked for Donald when he was younger and after spending years curating and preserving Donald’s sculptures and exhibitions. Currently Donald Judd’s Spring Street Atelier is being renovated, but we hope to visit it in Spring 2013 on the next NYC field trip!
Later that weekend, we toured the world famous Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and enjoyed exploring the Cindy Sherman and Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream exhibitions. After enjoying a tasty lunch in Chelsea at Pastis, we continued on our adventure by checking out the furniture and fashion showrooms in the Meat Packing District (http://www.meatpacking-district.com/about ) of NYC, an area known for its 20 square blocks of cutting edge fashion, design, food and culture. Later we unwound in the High Line public park, which was built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Our day was completed when we returned to Soho to see some more furniture showrooms and attend some design parties.
Sunday was filled with attending the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) where we met the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next in design at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The NYC trip provided an unforgettable journey and exploration into the latest in design in one of America’s most vibrant design cities – check out more pictures from the adventure on Harrington College of Design’s Facebook page!