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Appalachian State University Industrial Design Students Shine in Mockett's 38th Annual Design Competition Apr 11, 2024

BOONE, NC - Doug Mockett & Company, Inc. recently announced the winners of its prestigious 38th Annual Design Competition, highlighting the exceptional talents of three Industrial Design students from Appalachian State University's Department of Applied Design. This year's competition, known for celebrating innovation in furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware, has once again demonstrated the incredible potential of upcoming designers.

Luke Southern

App State Alumni, Luke Southern of Fisher Marantz Stone, Named Among Light Collective's International 40 Under 40 in Lighting Design Feb 6, 2024

BOONE, NC [February 6, 2024] — Luke Southern, an App State Alumni and Senior Designer with FMS in New York City, has been recognized as one of the winners of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Lighting Design Award, an international accolade celebrating excellence in the lighting design industry.

Ben Pipitone holding his 1st place Trophy in the Robert Bruce Thompson Lighting Competition.

Industrial Design Students Awarded in National Lighting Design Competition Sep 6, 2023

A group of 28 students from Applied Design, led by Associate Professor of Industrial Design and Assistant Chair of Applied Design, Michael Rall, recently participated in the highly acclaimed Robert Bruce Thompson Lighting Design Competition, showcasing their exemplary skills and innovative design concepts. The annual competition aims to promote education and awareness in the field of light fixture design.

During the 9-week project, each student took on the challenge individually, developing their unique lighting concept for a chain restaurant. The students embarked on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship, immersing themselves in the world of design and exploring materials, scale, and functionality.

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