The American Society of Furniture Designers Names CSULB Industrial Design Student Winner of 2011 Student Competition

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alix armour CSULB Senior wins American Society of Furniture Designers compitition

Alix Armour

Alix Armour, a Senior Student in the CSULB Industrial Design program, has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Student Competition held by The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). The contest was open to junior and senior-level college students enrolled in an accredited design program. They were challenged to design a production-friendly cocktail table for Phillips Collection. Entries were judged by professional furniture designers based on presentation, creativity, use of materials, aesthetics and feasibility of manufacturing. One of the most important factors was how well the design would fit into Phillips Collection’s product lineup.

Alix’s winning design will now be prototyped by Phillips and will be shown at upcoming furniture markets, and will be featured in marketing and media initiatives for the Phillips Collection. Additionally, Alix received a cash prize of $1,000 and a one-year membership in ASFD.

Alix's winning design "Pine Scales Table"

Of Alix’s design, “Pine Scales Table,” the judges commented: “Pine Scales was an excellent entry all-around. The presentation was phenomenal. The design was fun, versatile, and well developed. Alix provided renderings in many environments to help showcase the various finishes and applications. She also included helpful production drawings to explain manufacturability.”

When asked about her inspiration and her reaction to the win, Alix said, “The inspiration of this design came from a hike up in the Santa Barbara Mountains last November, where I picked up some of the largest and heaviest pine cones I’ve ever seen. They have beautiful scales which I thought would be perfect for a design project. The Phillips Collection was looking for a design that would fall within their style – meaning very unique, inspired by nature, and a conversation piece. I was elated when I heard the news of its selection as winner. This is truly exciting, as I will be going to High Point Market in North Carolina in April to see the prototype of my design displayed within the Phillips Collection.”

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