In October of this year Wendell Castle lectured to a group of industrial design students, hosted by Adjuncts Gary Molinary and Roy Cripps. Castle spoke about sketching and his process for producing furniture among other things about his professional success. Several video clips have been posted to the RIT Industrial Design youtube page, highlighting some of Castle’s insight and suggestions to students.
Earlier this year Wendell Castle donated his famous 1969 Molar Chair to joint Industrial Design / Vignelli Center Archives Project: Product Timecapsule.
At RIT, we believe that industrial design education lies at the nexus of theory, process and practice. Industrial design is a human-centered discipline which requires an understanding of the complex relationships between culture commerce and environment. Our varied and experienced faculty expose our students to the history, context and state of the art while imparting the skills necessary to compete as contemporary designers.