RIT’s Metaproject features ‘purr-fect’ pairing with alumnus’ Modkat

September 01, 2021 1 min read

Josh Owen, right, RIT’s Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, and Modkat co-founders Brett Teper ’94 (industrial design), center in the blue mask, and Rich Williams, in the red mask, at Thursday’s reveal of Metaproject 12 partner inside industrial design program studios at Booth Hall. The annual project pairing RIT industrial design students with an industry partner has become a seminal project for the university’s nationally ranked industrial design program since 2010.

Metaproject 12 promises to be the cat’s meow this academic year.

Students in Rochester Institute of Technology’s industrial design program will spend the semester designing products for Modkat, the award-winning maker of cat litter boxes “where modern cats do their business,” the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company proclaims on its website.

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