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Event Celebrates award-winning Pratt Chair 

L-R: Alvaro Uribe (B.I.D. ’10), Tim Richartz (B.I.D. ’86), Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen, Mark Goetz (B.I.D. ’86), Ashley Thorfinnson, (M.I.D. ’11), Cabot Wrenn President Ryan Stites A gathering at the Pratt Manhattan Campus earlier this month celebrated the new Pratt Institute Chair, named Best-of-Year by Interior Design magazine.

The chair was designed by a creative team led by faculty member and furniture designer Mark Goetz  (B.I.D. ’86), which also included faculty member Tim Richartz (B.I.D. ’86), and industrial design students Alvaro Uribe (B.I.D. ’10), and Ashley Thorfinnson (M.I.D. ’11).

The designers were introduced by Cindy Allen, editor-in-chief of Interior Design magazine, and spoke about the process of creating the chair, which was designed to give physical form to the perspectives and multi-dimensional talents represented at Pratt, while upholding Pratt’s mission of sustainability.

Cabot Wrenn, a premiere furniture manufacturer with a strong environmental mission, manufactured the chair, meant to be a timeless, beautiful, and functional piece.

Proceeds from chair sales benefit Pratt's academic programs. For information on purchasing the chair, visit www.cabonwrenn.com.

Photo: Kevin Wick

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