MSSI Alumna’s Design Wins Best of NeoCon Award

Kaijie Chen developed the design, “Unusual Beauty,” as part of an MSSI course.

Kaijie Chen developed the design, “Unusual Beauty,” as part of an MSSI course.

A design created by M.S. in surface imaging alumna Kaijie Chen ’16 upholstered on Steelcase’s new Silq chair won a Best of NeoCon Innovation Award this year at NeoCon.

Chen developed the design, “Unusual Beauty,” in summer 2015 as part of an MSSI course and licensed it to Designtex (a part of Steelcase) through its Bespoke program.

Steelcase showcased the chair with Chen’s design on the company’s Instagram page.

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