Danielle Trofe

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Visiting Instructor, Lecturer Industrial Design, Continuing and Professional Studies dtrofe@pratt.edu 718.636.3631 p Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Studios 4


Masters of Science (M.S.) Biomimicry
Arizona State University
2016 - 2017

Masters of Arts (M.A.) Design
Florence Design Academy, Italy
2008 - 2009

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Florida State University
2002 - 2006


Danielle Trofe Design is a Brooklyn-based design studio that promotes a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design. By harnessing innovative technologies and material sciences to create functional and accessible design, Danielle aims to encourage a departure from conventional materials and production techniques in search of long-term, sustainable solutions. Her most ground-breaking work includes: the award winning Hydroponic Vertical Garden -- a self-sustaining, vertical planter system that harnesses hydroponic technology; Sand-Powered Hourglass Lamps -- a table and floor lamp that are powered by kinetic energy generated from falling sand; and the award winning MushLume Lighting Collection -- organic, sustainable and biodegradable lamps grown from mushroom mycelium.