St. Luke University Parish

designTHUNK - re.dwell Design

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Event Location: 
KCAD/WNF Building, 17 Pearl, Room 217, Grand Rapids, MI

re.dwell is a full-service design and fabrication shop that specializes in using reclaimed materials in custom furniture pieces and the design and installation of unique spaces for residential and commercial spaces.

Owner, Dan Chase, attended Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, in Muncie, Indiana, where he studied sustainable design, alternative building methods, and received a master’s degree in architecture. During his time in school and working with a friend deconstructing old homes he fell in love with the immense potential hidden beneath the decay of the old dilapidated structures they were taking down. While tinkering with and trying to find new uses for these materials Dan discovered a passion for furniture making. With this passion for design and working with these old and forgotten materials re.dwell was born as a way to show the beauty that was hiding just beneath the surface.

Critical discourse on design.

designTHUNK provides a venue for critical discourse on design and the design process. This season is intended to be a more open format, and presenters will be allowed to choose any project or topic they wish.

designTHUNK is casual

designTHUNK is open to all

designTHUNK is about connecting the design community


Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217
17 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (lunch provided)
Free CEU credits (HSW, when applicable) for AIA members/$15 for non-member CEU credits.

Future Dates:

Tuesday, October 16
re.dwell Design

Tuesday, November 13

Tuesday, December 11
Jeff Echols, Revenue Path Group

Tuesday, January 15

Tuesday, February 12

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, April 16


60 minutes            Project Presentation/Discussion
Sponsored by KCAD and Belden Brick and Supply