Student Receives Honorable Mention in Woodworking Competition
Jake Blok (Sophomore, Furniture Design) received an Honorable Mention in the Accent Furniture/Tables category for his curly maple and bubinga cabinet in the International Woodworking Fair Design Emphasis competition.
Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as the foremost furniture design competition for students and offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate talent and originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. It also provides a unique chance to experience an international industry trade show, make important career contacts and exchange ideas with other students from around the nation.
The competition recognizes and rewards these advanced level designs in six categories: Seating, Ready-to-Assemble, Case Goods, Accent Furniture/Accent Tables, Commercial/Office/Hospitality Furniture, and Design Creativity.
In May before the IWF show, students submit slides and a written description of their project to be selected in a pre-judging session. The finalists are invited to attend the Fair and to ship their furniture piece to the Georgia World Congress Center for a final judging the day before IWF by a panel of industry experts.