Get your deciept on! The Chicago Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the Chicago Furniture Designers Association (CFDA), invites you to submit an original work of design for an exhibition titled, Deceptive Design: Experiments in Furniture. The selected pieces will be exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center from October 2008 through January 2009. This is a really interesting exhibition theme--check out the details at the official website.
Bruce M. Tharp, PhD is a designer, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur, with degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial design, and anthropology. He and his wife, Stephanie Tharp run an award-winning, design studio, materious.
They have licensed a dozen new product ideas to companies, and currently manufacture several of their own. Materious also produces discursive products and concepts to engender reflection and debate on cultural topics. They are currently finishing a book project on the topic entitled, Discursive Design.
Bruce is a professor of design at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design where he teaches a range of undergraduates as well as graduates in the new Master of Design program in Integrative Design.