Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

David Weeks and Georgianna Stout Will Be A Speaker for Design Conversation Lecture in October



David Weeks founded the studio in 1996 as an umbrella for his diverse interests, which range from traditionally grounded metal fabrication techniques to contemporary toy culture. Over the past two decades, his product line has evolved from a core grouping of elemental lighting fixtures to a broader collection of upholstered seating, side tables, and sculptural objects with a simpatico sense of materiality and detailing. The 2013 opening of the Tribeca storefront—one part gallery, one part creative lab—provided the opportunity to showcase the full breadth of the studio’s collaborations and capabilities—from high-concept light installations and angular, asymmetrical sofas to more experimental offerings.


Georgianna Stout

Georgianna Stout is a founding partner and creative director of 2×4 where she leads a wide range of projects from extensive retail and packaging design initiatives to large-scale identity, exhibition and environmental graphics/wayfinding programs. Past and present clients include Target, Nike, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., and Malin + Goetz. Her work in the cultural sector includes a series of exhibition designs for the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and branding projects for the Brooklyn Museum, Dia Art Foundation and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She has led product development for textiles and wall coverings with Knoll, Maharam, Blick and Flavor Paper. She also collaborates with husband and designer David Weeks in his furniture design studio, David Weeks Studio. Prior to founding 2×4, she worked at Bethany Johns Design producing publications and identity programs for arts organizations and various cultural institutions. She has been a visiting design critic at Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University School of Art, and holds a B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design. http://www.2×