Industrial Design Teams Win at Montclair Design Week
Montclair Design Week 2021 hosted a design competition inviting all three of the New Jersey Industrial Design Schools: Montclair State, Kean University and NJIT to form teams and submit designs.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
The design brief was to design a time capsule that would be sent back to us in 2021 from a society 100 years into the future. Students were asked to design and build the time capsule along with an accompanying poster and 30 second video. Students presented their work on the first day of Montclair Design Week and the work was displayed in the MDW Hub Gallery for the remainder of the week. Guests and visitors where asked to vote on their favorite project
Jose Alcala, Coordinator of the Industrial Design program assigned the first semester Industrial Design Studio to participate in the competition as a short primer project to get the creative juices flowing as their first in-person studio experience. "I was amazed at the effort, intellectual investigation and high level of detail the students invested into this project. I am very proud to say that they went on to win 1st and 2nd prizes (Kean University won 3rd prize and Montclair State won Honorable Mention). Cash prizes where $250 first prize, $150 for second prize and $100 for 3rd Prize. Prizes were sponsored by Schools That Can – Newark, thanks to an anonymous donor," said Alcala.
1st prize: Skyler Kapel, Rebecca Warga, Stanley Zheng
2nd Prize: Joshua Grebler , Jack Mossawir, and Brylene Persons
Renee Collins, long time supported of the industrial design community in New Jersey and Alumna of the Industrial Design program at Hillier College helped organize this event for MDW week. "The thing that was unique about this event is the way all the schools came together at the beginning, all the professors and the student teams. At the launch event in the gallery at NJIT teams shared their ideas about the project and it was a very collaborative. This is the very first cross school competition with community building in New Jersey, no one else is doing this."
The Vector also wrote up this event - read the full article here.