The RIT Metaproject initiative pairs students with industry partners to develop products and solutions consistent with the Design is One philosophy espoused by the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Student output is showcased in a global venue and in some cases, put into commercial production.


Area ware logo
Corning Museum of Glass logo
Good Luck logo
HermanMiller logo
Kirkland Bed Bath and Beyond logo
modkat logo
Poppin logo
Sesame Workshop logo
Staach logo
logo for Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Umbra logo
Wilsonart Logo
Lazzoni logo 
logo of office of president


Escalator stairs with Metaproject 13 vinyl wraps.
Metaproject 13

In the fall of 2022, Lazzoni — an alumnus-owned international furniture company — challenged the students of Metaproject to design seating solutions.

Sesame Street 50 years and counting banner
Metaproject 09
Sesame Workshop

Industrial design students at RIT found their way to the Sesame Street as they celebrated the culmination of a thrilling collaboration with the widely beloved brand. Students spent the fall 2018 semester working with Sesame Workshop to design modern.

the inside of Good Luck restaurant
Metaproject 08
Good Luck Restaurant

In the fall of 2017, Chuck Cerankosky, RIT ID alum and owner of Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester, NY challenged our students to design a pop-up restaurant within a restaurant.

a wall full of colorful cubes
Metaproject 06

In the spring of 2016, a relationship was created between Metaproject and Poppin, the New York based one-stop-shop rethinking every type of office product in new, colorful ways.

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