Thursday, May 30, 2013

Here are the winners for“Groovystuff by Design:Connecting Education with Industry Challenge”

The four winners of “Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge” at the High Point Market were Ian O’Hare  of Appalachian State University, Ami Seuki of North Carolina State University, Malachi Payne of University of Idaho and Bethany DeLine of University of Minnesota. The four students were placed first from their individual schools in the “Popular Vote at Market” for their eco-friendly product designs and innovative contributions to the home furnishings industry.

The products reflected the Dick Idol Legends brand and can be produced using sustainable furniture manufacturing practices. Students produced miniature models and product display boards for market attendees to vote on during the High Point Market. The four student designs were voted “Most marketable” and “Most likely to show a profit” by retailers, interior designers and trade professionals attending market.
Each student received a $250 cash prize along with permanent royalties for life.


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