Seating by Design, curated by Professor Monica Correia, will feature a range of innovative furniture designs created by former students of the University of Iowa’s 3D Design MFA, MA, and BFA programs. Designs by the former Head of Design of the School of Art and Art History, Professor Hung-Shu Hu (1935-2015), and Professor Correia will also be featured. Sculpturally dynamic as well as functional, the seating designs will include chairs, stools, and soft-form seating, among others. Together, these designs demonstrate the varied materials, contemporary technologies, and formal solutions possible in the 3D design field. Several of the works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy, and at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Stockholm, Sweden, among others.
Monica Correia is a Professor and Head of 3D Design at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. The 3D Design Program emphasizes creativity among its students while developing the skills necessary for them to become successful professionals. The students practice and apply a variety of contemporary technologies including computer modeling, virtual reality, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), laser cutting, 3D printing, and more. Seating by Design demonstrates the high level of sophistication taught in the University of Iowa 3D Design program — providing inspiration for students who wish to pursue careers in the design field.