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    Downloading Design

    Designing furniture for the installation “School House Long House” in the exhibition “Locally Made”, designer Simcha Davis looked to Shaker craftsmanship to match the spirit of the space. Download her design.

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    On the Other Side

    A glimpse into the lives of international merchants in Canton, China.

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    Building ANEW

    This past summer, with a focus on design thinking, the students were asked What is useful? as a starting point for their group design.

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    Seeing the Peacock Feathers

    RISD Museum intern Alicia Valencia (RISD 2015, Furniture) explains how the act of looking closely formed her impressions on Samuel Gragg’s Elastic armchair.

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  • Fragments guide 5


    Artist Anya Ventura explains the context behind an audio tour and printed guide that she and Anther Kiley created illustrating episodes from the lives of seven objects from the Museum’s galleries. Their 2012 work “Fragments” was one of the winning projects in the RISD Museum’s annual Sitings competition for site-specific installations by RISD degree candidates.

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