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Jay Lee reviews sketches with student

Product Design students compete in Kikkerland Design Challenge Dec 10, 2020

Story by Laura Kellner (Kikkerland Design)

On February 2, 2020, 15 students from the Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina assembled at New York City’s Javits Convention Center for the winter NYNOW International Gift Fair. They were gathering to study the fresh and fun products of Kikkerland Design for Kikkerland’s 14th Design Challenge. This season’s challenge was to design a unique product that promotes sustainable practice.

Sam Somerville works on his tea cabinet

App State Furniture Design Student Receives International Award for Japanese-Inspired Tea Cabinet Sep 29, 2020

By Amanda Brasier 

Oolong. Black. Matcha. White.

The Japanese tea cabinet designed and created by Sam Somerville, senior furniture design student at Appalachian State University, has space for all those types of tea, the serving materials needed for making the hot ‘pick me up,’ and one item you wouldn’t necessarily expect—an international design award from the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Innovation + Design competition.

Console made by Furniture Design student

App State furniture design program awarded $12K grant to support student scholarships Sep 24, 2020

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation has awarded $12,000 in grant funding to Appalachian State University’s furniture design program to support student scholarship opportunities. This is the 17th AHFA grant awarded to App State since 2002.

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