Design matters. Just ask Denny Sponsel, president and owner of RJE Business Interiors. The 13-year-old company provides consultations, design services, furniture expertise, and exemplary customer service to businesses throughout Indiana and beyond.
Sponsel and his staff take design and space planning very seriously.
“Color, texture, light, and how they are applied in a space can significantly affect and inspire those using the space,” Sponsel said.
Through philanthropy, RJE is providing design input and furniture for Herron’s new Think It Make It Lab—where art, design, and technology intersect. The lab is adjacent to the Basile Center for Art, Design, and Public Life in Eskenazi Hall. This proximity will accelerate exploration of digital production techniques, rapid prototyping, and people-centered design research. It will also provide a convenient place for students to create work and engage with community partners.
“Space can dictate behavior. It makes people feel and act in a certain way,” Sponsel said. “I am pleased to be a part of this initiative because I have witnessed firsthand how art and design students see the world differently than others. I believe our world greatly benefits because of this difference.
“The Think It Make It Lab will help develop new collaborations across the IUPUI campus and will enhance the collaborations that are already in place. I appreciate how creativity and visionary thinking are encouraged at Herron. It’s the unpredictability of not knowing, exploring, experimenting and creating that always leaves me pleasantly surprised.”