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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 industry's most prestigious honor.

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 University’s Department of Applied Design.

The Future People: Creating Public Imagination [The Delaware Contemporary] Aug 10, 2018

Methods for transportation have played a part in the human experience for centuries, from horse and buggy, to cars, to airplanes, to the future...

Students in assistant professor Cameron Van Dyke's design studio built new furniture for the Moses Cone Manor mini-theater with funding from Dr. Beth Davison's Chancellor's Innovation Scholars grant. Photo courtesy of Dr. Beth Davison

Appalachian students design furniture for Moses Cone Manor Aug 10, 2018

Industrial design students at Appalachian State University have left a lasting legacy at the Moses Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway near...

Furniture design students in Appalachian’s Conscious Furniture Design project are, from top left, Walter Mingledorff, Ben Bridges, Tanner Pittmon and John Barton. Photo submitted

From the Tree to the Public Jul 17, 2018

In the Conscious Furniture Design project, students create works influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Ma while communication majors document...

Ryan Decker is the 2018-19 Celia Moh Scholarship recipient. Photo submitted

Industrial Design student receives Celia Moh Scholarship Jun 22, 2018

For the third consecutive year, an Appalachian State University student has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship. Rya

Gissela Teran received the IIDA-Carolinas 2-18 Shining Star Student Scholastic Award .

Gissela Teran named "Shining Star" by professional association Jun 22, 2018

Gissela Teran, a May 2018 graduate of Appalachian State University's interior design program in the Department of Applied Design, has received...

Winning Team members

Appalachian students participate in the Wanted Design Student Workshop 2018 [core77] Jun 12, 2018

With a rich history and an incredible track record of success, the...

Ally Mangin, an Interior Design Student, receives her honorable mention for "Twist" a Turkish restaurant

Student wins SOURCE Award for Turkish restaurant lighting design [Eaton] Jun 5, 2018

Eaton’s Lighting Division talked with rising senior Ally Mangini about her award-winning restaurant lighting design, what inspired her

Industrial design major and Raleigh native John Lalevee poses with the unfinished solar vehicle, which he helped design during the 2017–18 year. Photo submitted

Furniture design student puts knowledge to practice with Appalachian’s Solar Vehicle Team May 30, 2018

During the 2017–18 year, industrial design student John Lalevee had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream by designing the body of Ap

Senior interior design student Ally Mangini won an honorable mention in Eaton's 2018 SOURCE Lighting Design Competition. Photo by Hailey Estes

Appalachian student awarded honorable mention in international lighting design competition May 30, 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, an Appalachian State University student has brought home honors in the annual SOURCE awards competition, host