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nina choe
sophie demenge
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laurene leon
cheryl moehlenbrock
sharon raider
emily robin
helene verin
rebecca welz


AWID Members Gallery - Emily Robin

Emily Robin is an industrial designer who graduated from Parsons in 1998. While at Parsons she majored in both furniture and industrial design.

Emily is presently designing a contemporary serving ware collection called Curve for Rodney Kent. Rodney Kent has been manufacturing serving ware since 1950. The pieces are manufactured from a non tarnishing aluminum alloy called Magalon which is approved by the FDA for direct food contact. The majority of the pieces
retail for under sixty dollars. They are being sold thought out the U.S. although not in New York yet. For information on where to find these items contact Shane Industries 845-485-3800.

The Lanky Lamp-originated as a student project but was subsequently produced by George Kovacs. The lamp was originally designed as a children's lamp. It was inspired by Dr. Seuss. In designing the first prototype I used materials that were readily available the shade is synthetic hair glued around a styrene shade. There are four variations that went into production. The small table lamps have small rubber balls as feet, while the standing lamps have a rubber ball on the pull cord. ( I have sent you a picture of the original prototype titled Lanky Lamp as well as a picture of the small table lamps that are still in production.) Lanky Lamp won an honorary mention in ID Magazine in 1997 and was mention in the New York Times in March 1998 and House Beautiful in May 1998.

Robin - Lanky Lamp Robin - Lanky Lamps

Lean-To Chair-also originated while at Parsons. I really like this project and would love to have it produced, but since my graduation I have been busy working full time so it has been difficult for me to seriously look in to having it produced. Maybe this will help. I came up with the concept of this chair after noticing several people, including my self, taking a swivel chair and sitting on it backwards with the back rest acting as the arm rest. I wanted to explore new ways of seating so I designed this chair to be straddled as if on a bike with arms leaning forward. I had to mock up a temporary structure to help me determine the seat and arm angles most comfortable for people of various height and body types. The armature seat is a bent lamination of air craft ply the legs are tubular steel. The armature is covered with a thin padding and covered with skin diving neoprene. I can also see this chair made of ABS. This chair was at the parsons booth at the ICFF in 1998.

Robin - Lean Gallery