Design Within Reach is very excited about working with Parsons, the New School for Design. We, along with the good folks over at Heller, have armed Kenna Kay’s entire Illustration class with a copy of George Nelson’s How to See and a Bellini Chair. Their challenge: to re-imagine the chair using whatever materials they see fit. Bellini’s chair is a perfect canvas for surface design and we’re eager to see what the students produce. I am critiquing several of the classes and expect to share the student progressions and final designs here on the blog. All the student’s work will be displayed in our Meatpacking District Studio the month of January. More to come.