ALUMNI MASTERS PANEL

Thursday, November 19
7 PM EST
Zoom (Details to be shared upon registration)

Join the Office of Alumni Engagement for our November Pratt Alumni Masters Panel. Assistant Dean of the School of Design T. Camille Martin-Thomsen will moderate a discussion focused on home and our lived spaces with a panel of Pratt alumni.

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FEATURED ALUMNI PANELISTS

Dani Arps, MS Interior Design ’09
Founder, Dani Arps LLC

Dani Arps is an interior designer who bootstrapped her way to designing office spaces for top startup companies throughout NYC. She has worked with the Founders and CEO’s from buzzy startups like Daily Harvest, SeatGeek, Codecademy, and General Assembly.

Dani has over 11 years of design experience, opening her eponymous firm Dani Arps LLC in 2014. She quickly gained recognition, receiving industry awards throughout her career including being named 2019’s ‘Next Wave Interior Designer’ by House Beautiful and 2017’s ‘Star on the Rise’ by the renowned Decoration and Design Building. Dani has been prominently featured in many publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and Interior Design Magazine and has shared her design experience and knowledge lecturing at design schools of note such as Parsons, FIT and UDEM University in Monterrey Mexico.


Laura Bohn, BFA Interior Design ’77
Principal Interior Designer, Laura Bohn Design Associates

Laura Bohn strives to create a comfortable atmosphere using her well-edited approach. Laura will often set unexpected hues and shapes together to give rooms depth and richness that is not easily replicated. An ability to forecast current design trends and interpret client’s needs has made Laura Bohn a New York design authority.

A graduate of Pratt Institute, Laura has long played an active role in the design community which earned her the Pratt Institute Life Achievement Award in 2015. She is the co-founder of The Designers Collaborative, a support group for top designers, as well as being a member of both the ASID and Decorators Club.

She also serves as a visiting critic at local design schools and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and her alma mater, Pratt Institute. Laura has received two Roscoe awards for her fabric and wallpaper designs and has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.


Kenneth Cobonpue, BID ’91
Principal, KENNETHCOBONPUE

Kenneth Cobonpue is a Filipino industrial designer known for his unique designs integrating natural materials with innovative handmade production processes. KENNETHCOBONPUE is a global brand with integrated design and manufacturing from his home in Cebu, Philippines, with offices in New York, Porto and Munich. Numerous awards to his credit include Hong Kong’s Design for Asia Award, the Japan Good Design Award, ICFF Award for Craftmanship and the first Asian Designer of the Year title given by Maison et Objet in Paris. His designs have appeared in full-length films while his roster of clientele include Hollywood celebrities and members of royalty. TIME magazine has called him “rattan’s first great virtuoso.”


Danielle Fennoy, MS Interior Design ’05
Founder, Revamp Interior Design

Danielle Fennoy founded Revamp in 2008 and immediately gained national recognition through appearances as a design expert on HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck and My Favorite Place. Named one of House Beautiful’s Next Wave of Top Designers, Danielle arrives at every project with her innate ability to understand clients’ creative goals, plus her encyclopedic knowledge of global design.

Danielle’s love of client connections and creating exciting surprises in design form the foundation for her adventurous - yet remarkably practical - designs.

One of Revamp’s unconventional interiors was featured as a cover story in the September 2013 issue of Interior Design Magazine.