Design within reach (for a dollar)

The economic downturn has altered the zeitgeist and design students from Pratt Institute have responded. They recently showed off their unique creations at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair where they gained press attention with their “Design for a dollar” exhibit. As the name suggests, each student only had a single dollar to spend, but their imagination and resourcefulness resulted in some remarkable works, such as Sara Ebert’s lampshade “made from a sweater that had been donated to the Salvation Army and a discarded apple juice bottle.”

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