ASFD Awards 2005 David Kline Scholarship
Promising student designers experiment with Häfele's sliding door system.
Lisa Le Fevre -- Interior Design, 4/25/2005 12:00:00 AM
The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) presented its annual 2005 David Kline Memorial Scholarship to three students at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, in High Point, North Carolina. College students across the country submitted original designs incorporating a sliding door system by Häfele, the furniture and architectural hardware manufacturer co-sponsoring the event. This year's winners all happen to attend Kendall College of Art and Design.
Judges included furniture industry experts Philip Behrens, ASFD's vice-president, and Steve Underwood of Thomasville Furniture Industries, who awarded the $3,500 first place prize to junior Nathaniel Follet's EKU Slide Entertainment Unit. Second and third place prizes went to Joshua Munday for his EKU Combino 35 Hotel entertainment system, and to sophomore Diane McCabe for her EKU Clipo 15 entertainment system.
The contest is intended to provide students with real life information and restraints, and doesn't focus exclusively on the finished product. "Life as a designer is not just a blank page on which you draw a pretty picture," says Behrens. "It's also about the entire design process."
The winning entries will be on display at Häfele's New York and San Francisco showrooms. ASFD promotes the advancement of both residential and contract furnishings, and awards its scholarship to encourage young talent.