Harrington College of Design Presents 'Big Spender' Concept at STITCH 2011

December 5, 2011 General, Interior Design 0 Comments

What greater inspiration than the very city that surrounds you? Over the past several years, Harrington College of Design has enjoyed participating in the International Interior Design Association's annual STITCH event. This year, Harrington design students, sponsored by Interface FLOR, came up with their theme “Big Spender" inspired by Louis Sullivan’s Schlesinger & Mayer building in Chicago, constructed in 1898-1904 (shown below - and located only a few blocks away from Harrington!).

Carson Pirie Scott building Chicago

Team members for the concept included Harrington interior design students Elizabeth Campbell, Lauren Handman, Natalie Malik, Jaclyn Moser, Timothy Naus and Shauna Sherman; they were led by faculty mentors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos.

See an exclusive shot of the concept below:

Harrington College STITCH 2011

On their concept, the team shared: "Our three-piece ensemble combines flourishing architectural enrichment with powerful geometric masses and pays homage to the upscale shopping mecca that is State Street. The retail heritage of the building from its years as Carson Pirie Scott provides a natural cohesion between fashion and architecture. 'Big Spender' reflects the meticulous ornamentation and mimics the organic color palette of beige, charcoal and deep green. Gold represents the shimmering sun across the building and reminds consumers to keep their pocketbooks open!"

Visit tomorrow to see the concept turn into reality and hit the runway!


What do you think?