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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.

Lauren and Jacob

IDEXlab Students Rethink Design Projects To Respond To COVID-19 Aug 31, 2020

By Amanda Brasier

A global pandemic changes everything. For students in Appalachian State University’s IDEXlab this semester, it changed the entire course curriculum to support design opportunities due to COVID-19. 

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