Article talks about how students balance innovation with savvy marketing in modern home decor design
Posted 02.26.10 by mica communications
A February Associated Press (AP) syndicate story, picked up throughout the month by newspapers across the United States and Canada, listed MICA as an art school teaching commerce alongside art. The article, titled Right at Home: Young Designers Mix Art, Commerce, talks about how students balance innovation with savvy marketing in modern home decor design. With a mention of MICA's annual involvement in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair's (ICFF) juried competition, the story talks about the possibilities of the fair to match up young designers and their "prototype products" with potential manufacturers. MICA's environmental design department has been accepted into the 2010 ICFF in New York this May.
To view the AP story on ABC News, click here.Photo caption: Industrial felt chair designed by MICA student Huei-Ting Wu is an example of the type of project MICA is showcasing at this year's ICFF, in a booth titled Old Materials in New Dimensions.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.