Lucia DeRespinis


General Information


Occupation: Industrial Designer, Professor

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: New York City

Resident State/Province: New York

Resident Country: United States

Sources: Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994. ; http://shannonsouth.com/pratt/pages/Derespinis.html


Specialties



Jobs


Employer: George Nelson & Co.

Title: Senior Designer

Country: United States

Notes: designed china and glassware, lighting fixtures, clocks, and tour bus interiors


Employer: Chrysler Automobile Project in the 1963 World's Fair

Title: Project Director

Country: delete

End Date: January 01, 1963


Employer: Sandgren & Murtha

Title: Environmental and Industrial Designer

Country: United States

Notes: clients included Dunk Donuts and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, ABC's "Eyewitness News" program, Shiseido Cosmetics


Employer: Pratt Institute

Title: Adjunct Professor Industrial Design (1995), Adjunct Associate Professor (1990)

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1979


Employer: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Title: Adjunct Professor, Furniture Design

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 2001


Employer: Parsons School of Design

Title: Visiting Instructor, Department of Environmental Design

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1978

End Date: January 01, 1979


Employer: New York University

Title: Visiting Instructor, Department of Interior Design, Furniture Design

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1978

End Date: January 01, 1979


Collaborators


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Apprenticeships


No apprenticeships on record


Awards


Name: 2007 Rowena Reed Kostellow Award

Date Received: January 01, 2007


Exhibitions


Title: Women Designers in the USA 1900-2000

Description: Bard Graduate Center Museum and Gallery, Manhattan, an exhibition of work by 100 major women designers of this century

City: New York City


Title: Parsonís School of Design Faculty Exhibition

Start Date: January 01, 1979


Notable Projects


Title: Turbine Clock

Description: for George Nelson

Start Date: January 01, 1957


Title: Eye Clock

Description: for George Nelson

Start Date: January 01, 1958


Title: Dunkin' Donuts Colors

Description: for Sandgren and Murtha

Start Date: January 01, 1980

Notes: orange and pink colors inspired by DeRespinis' daughter


Education


Institution: St Lawrence University

Notes: attended for two years


Institution: Pratt Institute

Degree: Bachelor of Industrial Design


Licensing


No licenses on record


Professional Affiliations


Organization: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Role: Faculty Advisor, IDSA Student Chapter, Pratt Institute

Start Date: January 01, 1993

End Date: January 01, 1997


Publications By


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Publications About


Title: Goddess in the Details: product design by women

Author: Erika Doering, Rachel Sivitzky, Rebecca Welz

Publisher: Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID)

City: New York City

Date Published: January 01, 1994

Notes: published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by The Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions at Pratt Institute


Title: Wall clock (model no.2239), 1957-58, designed by Lucia Derespinis for George Nelson & Company, manufactured by Howard Miller Clock Company

Author: American Craft

Publication: American Craft

Volume: 61

Issue: 2

Page: 75

Date Published: January 01, 2001

Notes: April-May 2001.