Josh is not only an exceptional industrial designer, he's also a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he came up with the idea to have his first-year grad students work with Loll's CEO, Greg Benson, on a semester long project.
|Greg Benson, CEO and designer at Loll, checks out Brendan Gordon's cobbler bench|
|Student present their designs|
With the direction and help of Greg Benson, the students were instructed to design and create furniture or accessories using the same recycled plastic (HDPE) that Loll uses for its modern outdoor furniture. This time however, these designs wouldn't be used outdoors. Instead, the entryway would be the project's focus and the inspiration would come from the world famous designer Massimo Vignelli. RIT just happens to be the home to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies which houses all of his work.
|Vignelli's infamous NYC subway map|
|Bike Buddy by Casey Kelly|
To see more designs of Loll's collaboration with RIT go here.