Video Spotlight: Chengtao Yi (B.I.D. ’15) Designs Legends 2014 Award


For the last several years, Pratt’s Department of Industrial Design has worked with the Office of Institutional Advancement on the Legends award design project. This Year My professor Karen Stone chose me to design the Pratt Legend Award. The original concept is inspired by rocks that got shaped by wind, rain, and time representing the dramatic interaction between time and reality. And the idea is to show motion by the contrast between different material. 

The glass parts were crafted by glass designer Edison Zapata. We experimented  several methods to achieve the depth and sophisticated look for the glass. 

We made more than twenty models for the later part of the profess. And we only have ten pieces left after the long delicate grinding. 


The metal parts were prototyped by Pratt Metal Shop. Constructed and wielded with cold-rolled sheet metal, these metal blocks were engraved with honorers' names with a diamond bit.