Three times a week, the 87-year-old designer Lucia DeRespinis leaves her Manhattan apartment—a sixth-floor enclave in a 1965 glass-and-concrete complex designed by I.M. Pei—and treks to the Pratt Institute in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. There she teaches a trifecta of courses each semester at the arts and design university where, in 1952, she was among the first students to complete a newly inaugurated bachelor’s degree in industrial design.
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