PSS Summer '12

Sitting Pretty

Patrick Kana


Hometown: Easton, Maryland

Major: Studio Art

Beyond HWS: Kana has received a Summer Assistantship at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine

  • Graduated magna cum laude with Honors in Studio Art
  • Member of the sailing team
  • Led a course on photography techniques during the Arts Experience festival

“My honors project is titled Production and Design: Crafting a Chair in Light of 20th Century Modern Design. I’ve been looking mostly to Italian and Danish furniture designers for inspiration, studying the ergonomics and intricacies of chair design. My design process is focused on designing a limited production chair, and my hope is to have a set of four chairs complete by the end of the semester.”


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