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Alexander Bennett Metaproject collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0513

Scope and Contents

The Alexander Bennett Metaproject Collection includes notes, preliminary drawings, 4" models, 1/4-scale and full-size models, and a full-sized prototype of The Invitation Chair by Herman Miller.

Dates

  • 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Metaproject competition was developed by RIT professor Josh Owen in partnership with an industry sponsor to encourage students to produce design that "is semantically correct, and pragmatically understandable, but also visually powerful, intellectually elegant and timeless." In the case of Metaproject 04, in collaboration with Herman Miller, the students were given the task of building and enhancing relationships in the workspace.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (3 chairs, 1 flat box, 2 small boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Alexander Bennett Metaproject collection consists of all the process work for the development of The Invitation Chair, and a book which describes Metaproject 04 and all the student designs.

Arrangement

1/4-scale models are in two boxes, full size model and prototypes on shelves. Paper records are stored seperately.

Physical Location

Archives Storage Room 3515 (full size prototypes), CS North 408 (small and partial prototypes), CS North 410 (paper materials)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Andrew Bennett in May 2014. Accession number(s): 2014:039, 2015:035

Bibliography

  • http://metaproject.rit.edu/Project/Student?student=101
  • Metaproject 04 / Rochester Institute of Technology School of Design. Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2011.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in June 2014.

Creator

Title
Alexander Bennett Metaproject collection
Subtitle
RIT Archive Collections
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
05 June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
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Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613