In the fall of 2010, twenty Industrial Design seniors at the Rochester Institute of Technology participated in the first Metaproject course with Professor Josh Owen. They were given the task of creating seating prototypes that celebrate the richness of Wilsonart International’s laminate surfacing materials. Each student was required to select and research a specific use scenario, and respond with an inventive proposal which provided a utilitarian service in the form of a seating-object typology. Results of the collaboration were exhibited at Design Week in New York City in May, 2011. Photos by Elizabeth Lamark.