Erica Stine is an award-winning furniture design graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. With an undergraduate degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University, Erica utilizes her knowledge of design research, service design and experiential design to create furniture pieces with greater depth and perspective. Valuing the duality of story and substance in her design process, her cross pollination of art and design are an inevitable driving force in the development of each piece. Erica’s work finds a cohesive tone in the sculptural nature of her design and a common narrative in her love of allegory. She believes this type of embedded personal expression creates an enduring, heirloom quality to design. Erica looks forward to developing a distinct voice within the furniture industry and intends to bring social awareness, humility and purpose to her career.