NYSID Students Participate in NY 11+ Exhibitions

Eight students from NYSID are taking part in NY 11+ this month, an annual exhibition of work from 12 New York state interior design institutions entitled “Interior Design: Codes For Living.” NYSID students made a field trip to Albany in early April to see the show and on Wednesday, April 23 they celebrated the opening of the exhibition at the NYC showroom of Grohe, the European designer of premium kitchen and bath fixtures.

“We are thrilled to see the extreme talent of these young designers and proud to give a platform to showcase their work,” said NY11+ founder Ruth Lynford. The organization is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the interior design profession, encouraging legislature that protects its future and strives to emphasize the complexity and responsibility of the profession, particularly as it pertains to the health, safety, welfare and economics of the public.

NYSID student participants were Sara Azmy Barsoum, Michelle Cardillo, Ieva Guzeviciute, Samantha Masone, Tania Medina, Kerri Rappaport, Carlotta Valsecchi and Catarine Wright. NYSID faculty member Robert Dadras led the Albany tour, exhibition, and lobbying effort and NYSID faculty member and alumnus Stefan Steil presented his work as part of the opening event at Grohe.

The student exhibition addresses solutions to cultural problems, such as the diminution of natural resources, aging population, ecological issues, and other social concerns. Participating institutions this year along with NYSID include Buffalo State, Cazenovia College, Cornell University, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Sage College of Albany, School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University, and Villa Maria College.

The exhibition will be on view through April 30 at the GROHE Live! Showroom, 160 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor.

Phyllis Greer