fruitsuper design was founded in 2008 by Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent. Partners in business and life, Corn and Kent's collaboration is a balance of their vastly different skill sets: "she is the why, he is the how." The two met at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2002 while obtaining their first Industrial Design degrees. They continued their studies in 2006 at Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn and known as an incubator for entrepreneurs. In 2012, fruitsuper began producing its own line of products, designing objects that are fun and made well from honest materials—all made in USA. Dedicated to the design community, Sallyann and Joe have both served as IDSA board members, Pecha Kucha producers, Managing Members of JOIN as well as currently teach Design at Cornish College of the Arts.
Celebrants of constraints, yet committed to fine detail, fruitsuper imbues simplicity and whimsy in all of its work.
Made in Seattle Week: Design Day
This panel discussion will focus around how the practice of design changes in a divisive political climate, and how Seattle designers can be more progressive about design.