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Decker's cabinet, “Warden of Wallop Park,” received top honors in the Pinnacle Awards, presented annually by the International Society of Furniture Designers. Photo courtesy of the International Society of Furniture Designers.

Appalachian student wins prestigious furniture industry award Oct 26, 2018

Appalachian State University senior Ryan Decker, an industrial design major from Hendersonville, has won a Pinnacle Award, the furniture design...

From left to right, interior design senior Hannah Downs, Department of Applied Design Chair Brian Davies, La-Z-Boy’s vice president of human resources, Tim Solesbee, College of Fine and Applied Arts Dean Phyllis Kloda and interior design senior Hailey Estes pose in the department’s wood shop. Kloda and Solesbee are holding the $75,000 check made to the department by the La-Z-Boy Foundation, which will fund L.I.D.A. — the student-designed Lab for Innovating in Design at Appalachian. Photo by Chase Reynolds

La-Z-Boy Foundation provides funding for student-designed lab at Appalachian Oct 17, 2018

By Meghan McCandlessPosted Oct. 16, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.

Group Photo from Design Camp 2018

Appalachian hosts design camp for area youth Aug 16, 2018

For three days in July, 15 high school students from Watauga and Ashe Counties came together for a unique experience hosted by Appalachian State...

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