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Julia De Brocq, App State senior and PAVE student design winner

App State interior design senior wins third place in 2020 PAVE Competition Feb 16, 2021

Julia De Brocq, a senior interior design major at Appalachian State University from Charlotte, N.C., won third-place in the 2020 PAVE Student Design Competition in collaboration with SketchUp. De Brocq’s award came with a $1,000 cash prize and recognition in official press releases.  

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.

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