With durability as one of their primary goals, Dunnigan and Windels worked fast to create drawings and models that would allow them enough time to consider various
manufacturers with an equal commitment to responsible practice. Last fall they selected New England Woodcraft in Forest Dale, VT to produce 155 bed frames, desks,
chests and tables, and Saloom Furniture in Winchendon, MA to make 165 chairs (working in collaboration with Mattiazzi in Milan, Italy).
“The process took a full year but all the
furniture was delivered on time and on budget.”
PROFESSOR JOHN DUNNIGAN
The key to creating high-quality pieces that cost no more than standard dorm furniture is to “work with simple geometry to allow for streamlined manufacturing without losing elements of visual interest as well as physical comfort,” Windels says.
– Written by Liisa Silander/ Rhode Island School of Design
– Photos by Erik Gould/ Rhode Island School of Design
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