Research + theory + making
A free public lecture by ID faculty member Bruce Tharp will be held in Gallery 400 on Wednesday at 5:00p.
We are proud to welcome Bruce Tharp to the UIC faculty as an Associate Professor of Industrial Design. He joins us most recently from the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also taught design at Pratt Institute. Tharp received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, a MID (Masters of Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute, and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago.
Tharp is a principal of Materious, a professional practice that creates and licenses furniture, furnishings and other self-initiated designed objects “for the domestic sphere.” Materious works have been exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF New York), Cologne Furniture Fair, Maison et Object (Paris), Brussels Furniture Fair, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Design Within Reach, and HauteGreen (New York); and featured in Chicago Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L'Arca Magazine (Italy), RES Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and TenbyTen.
In addition to undergraduate instruction in the UIC design programs and the UIC Innovation Center, Tharp will lead our growing graduate program in Industrial Design.
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