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November 1, 2023

Interior architecture and industrial design department to host 'MADE in Manhattan' exhibit

Submitted by Thomas Jackson

Made in Manhattan

The College of Architecture, Planning & Design's department of interior architecture and industrial design, or IAID, at Kansas State University invites the Manhattan community to explore an extraordinary exhibition of student work.

The event, aptly named "MADE in Manhattan," serves as a testament to the department's cutting-edge design-make curricula offered through its master's degree programs in interior architecture and industrial design. The exhibit is located at the former Strecker Nelson Gallery in downtown Manhattan, 406 1/2 Poyntz Ave., offering a central location for visitors. To mark the opening, a special kickoff reception will coincide with Manhattan's Downtown Art Walk on from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 4

The exhibit offers a comprehensive glimpse into the core facets of the department's curriculum, including interior architecture, furniture design and industrial design. Each vignette highlights the remarkable talent and creativity nurtured within the IAID program.

Nathan Howe, professor and head of the IAID department, emphasizes the community-centric vision of the exhibit. 

"How can we help our local community? Our students craft real-world solutions for today's and tomorrow's challenges," Howe said. "These solutions not only address known community issues but also extend to imaginative scenarios. We aim to bridge the gap by creating a front porch on Poyntz Avenue, enabling Manhattan to witness the exceptional creations 'MADE in Manhattan' by our interior architecture and industrial design students and fostering meaningful connections with you."

Guests can anticipate an immersive experience, engaging with full-scale furniture and product prototypes conceived and crafted in Manhattan. For those seeking unique holiday gifts, a selection of event merchandise and products will be available for purchase. Furthermore, "MADE in Manhattan" collaborates with The City Girl Farm, owned by Sally Linville, alumna of K-State and the IAID department. 

The exhibit will remain open to the community every Thursday to Saturday, 5-8 p.m., from Nov. 4 through Dec. 9.

For further information about "MADE in Manhattan" and the interior architecture and industrial design department, please visit the website.