Furniture Majors Compete in National Design Competition
Furniture Design senior Joseph Sadony took second place in The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) 2011 Student Competition. The annual competition is open to junior and senior level college students enrolled in an accredited design program. Entrants were challenged to design a production-friendly cocktail table for Phillips Collection.
Sadony won with his ‚??Pebble Table.‚?Ě Steve Hodges, President of Steve Hodges Associates, commented on Sadony‚??s work, saying, ‚??I thought the Pebble Table concept was well thought, and really exemplified the concept of organic design. I was also impressed with the thought he gave to the manufacturing of the piece.‚?Ě
Receiving Honorable Mention was another Furniture Design senior, Ellen Branz for her ‚??Fungi Table.‚?Ě Judge and Kendall alum Troy Hollis (Furniture Design, ‚??05) remarked, ‚??The Fungi Table offers a creative use of nature‚??s beauty in a functional object.‚?Ě
Entries were judged by professional furniture designers based on presentation, creativity, use of materials, aesthetics and feasibility of manufacturing.