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    FORM Exhibition Logo

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    FORM Installed @ Perspective

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    FORM Installed @ Perspective

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    Preparing for Team Photoshoot @ Moss Arts Center

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    Preparing for Team Photoshoot @ Moss Arts Center

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    Designing the Exhibition

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    Rotoform Study: Kevin Chee

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    Platter Project: Left - Exhibit Photography - Jonathan Kim | Right - Jarett Volkoff

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    Rotoform Study – Fusion 360 + Sketch + Prototype | Caitlin Kachmar

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    Exhibit Installation @ Perspective Gallery

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    Making the “Connector”

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    Building the Exhibition

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    Rotoform Study – Fusion 360 + Sketch Model + Prototype | Ari Horowitz

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    Rotoform Study – Fusion 360 + Sketch Model + Prototype | Pete Gobat

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    Connectors | Craftsmen: Left – Jeff Snider | Center – Matt Tolbert | Teaching Assistant: Chris Taylor

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    Platters: Left – David Probst | Right – Brian Pughe

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    Making the Exhibit Video: Left – Lauren Walkup | Video and Photography Display

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    Plastoform Study: Graham Wilson

FORM: Line-Plane-Solid

FORM | Line-Plane-Solid is a traveling exhibition, for general audiences, examining the critical role of ‘form’ in product design. The exhibit features 200+ projects from an undergraduate course called Form Studio. The exhibit story centers on a core concept, ‘form-matrix,’ which includes 6 divisions of form and how they intersect: 3 modes--Line, Plane, and Solid and 3 behavioral genres—Flow (fluid), Tecto (tectonic), and Roto (rotational). The projects span 6 different form exercises (linear flowform; planar flowform; solid flowform; planar tectoform, solid tectoform, rotoform) and 4 different form products (platter; hand tool; vessel; citrus juicer). See Form Gallery for additional images of form projects and exhibition photography.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Click on Virginia Tech's Commerce Manager to purchase a softcover or limited hardcover edition catalogue. Catalogues may be shipped or picked up after online ordering at 201 Cowgill Hall on the Blacksburg Campus. The catalogue is 200 pages and includes photographs of all projects in the exhibition, project briefs, a photo index, and a section on the design of the exhibition architecture. The limited edition (50) hardcover version has a black linen cover with a black foil stamp on the front. View an excerpt of the catalogue in the frame below.

 

PROJECT TEAM

Project direction: Prof. Mitzi Vernon and graduate student Chris Taylor. Undergraduate team: Alex Barrette, Claire Butterfield, Alex Chiles, Chris Crowley, Campbell Efird, Lina Garada, Jonathan Kim, Chris Kitchen, Aleyse McNealy, Hannah Minnix, Linnea Morgan, Chelsey Pon, Amanda Phung, Brian Pughe, Sarah Qureshi, Tomon Sasaki, Scott Shumaker, Meredith Walker, and Emma Weaver.

SPONSORS

Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER)
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (iCAT)
Virginia Tech InnovationSpace
The School of Architecture + Design (a+d)
Dr. Richard Goff of the Department of Engineering Education
The Industrial Design Program (id@vt)

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