RISD Works is a museum store for Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. Unlike other museum stores, RISD Works is specialized in selling items that is designed and made by RISD alumni and faculty. It acts as a representation of RISD as a design school as well as its role as apart of a museum.
In order to play the part, RISD Works tries to educate the customers as the museum educates its visitors. From mass-produce to fine arts objects, RISD Works provides learning opportunities about the design and the artist to prevent customer from taking the design for granted.
To succesfully indicate the importance of each items, RISD Works needs to have the sense of exploration that RISD museum has. Thus, the new design of the store space revolves around the manipulation of the levels of curiosity and the levels of focus.
Ji Soo Kim
Chen Ru Xie