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January 20, 2012

Six Degrees of Cranbrook.

Attention Design Geeks! May we present to you our new game: Six Degrees of Cranbrook. 

The Cranbrook Academy of Art, as you well know, is the art school associated with many of our favorite designers. Think of any chair, designer or firm, and it's bound to be linked to the school in one way or another. Therefore, we figured we would use the rules from the eponymous party game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and apply them to the design world for some know-it-all fun.

Each week we will post something and the lovely commenter who replies with the fewest "degrees of separation" to Cranbrook, in the least amount of time, will be declared the winner. The winner will be able to choose next week's challenge (in addition to gaining our undying adoration and respect). 

So who's in? This week we will start out the game with this challenge:

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Can you identify this chair's connection to Cranbrook? Leave your best guess in the comments.


1) Gabriele and Oscar Buratti designed this for B&B.

2) The B&B showroom in San Francisco is owned and managed by Andrew Fisher.

3) Andrew Fisher was a student within the Cranbrook 3D Design Department.

As an alumni of Cranbrook, I am so glad that DWR is visibly making and enforcing the connections between Cranbrook and great design. This school is truly a design gem.

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