Metaproject

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.

Partners

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
RIT College of Art and Design Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Umbra logo
Wilsonart Logo

Videos

Sesame Street 50 years and counting banner
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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
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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 with picture frames that align with the stairs railing
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Umbra

In the fall of 2016, Umbra - a Toronto-based designer and manufacturer of housewares selling more than 2,000 home products through 25,000 retailers in 75 countries - challenged the students of Metaproject to create a design for small spaces.

a wall full of colorful cubes
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Poppin

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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