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Linda Celentano

Adjunct Associate Professor


Studies in Denmark; awards include an IDEA Award; featured in Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, ID Annual Design Review Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards, Metropolitan Home 2003 and 2004 Modernism Award; publications include Crain’s NY Business, cover of I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and internationally acclaimed design books; work includes designing tabletop, eyewear, housewares, consumer products, cosmetic and surgical devices and instrumentation for Nambe, Rosenthal, Alessi, Salton, Corning, Dansk, Copco, Estée Lauder, Knoll, Oxo, Prescriptives, Donna Karan, Black and Decker, Stryker Corporation, Ace Orthopedics; holds numerous patents and instrumental in creating the Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund and Elements of Design (2002) by Gail Greet Hannah; prior to becoming an independent designer, employed by Smart Design (New York City); teaches 3-D Design. Linda has designs in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum as well as the Chicago Anthenaeum Museum. She has taught for twenty years in 3D in the Industrial Design Department at Pratt Institute, and teaches a course called HOME, which is about designing for the home environment, through designing with 3D applied principles. When designing, “Don’t ask if it’s right. Ask if it is beautiful” -Rowena Reed Kostellow.

In 2016 Linda was awarded the prestigious Rowena Reed Kostellow Award.

B.I.D., Pratt Institute.