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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.

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 

College of Fine and Applied Art's IDEXlab entry selected as a 2020 winner for Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program May 21, 2020

Five winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2020 ...

App State sophomore wins top prize in 2019–20 Otto Zenke Student Design Competition Apr 30, 2020

Isaac Wood, a sophomore interior design major at Appalachian State University from Smyrna, South Carolina, has been named the first-place winner...

Appalachian Interior Design team’s design fabricated by store fixture manufacturer Grand + Benedicts and put on exhibit at the 2019 GlobalShop Sep 23, 2019

The Container Store is well-versed in maximizing space—especially where said space is limited. One example is dorm rooms.

Interior Design student wins undergraduate research poster for the Student Summit poster competition Sep 23, 2019

Appalachian senior Catherine McDiarmid, an interior design major from Pittsboro, with the winning research poster in the undergraduate category...

Applied Design students participate in WantedDesign Schools Workshop Aug 21, 2019

Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the...

From left, associate professor Alex Poorman, interior design seniors Cassie Hutchens and Caroline DiBerto, and Applied Design Department Chair Brian Davies at the PAVE gala in New York City on Dec. 5. Photo credit @PAVE and @marcelacussolin

Appalachian State University students awarded honorable mention at international design competition Feb 25, 2019

Caroline DiBerto and Cassie Hutchens, both seniors enrolled in Appalachian’s Department of Applied Design interior design program, have rece

Nelson's wire manager / foot rest (left) and Eckersley's coat hook were awarded top honors in the 33rd annual design competition hosted by Doug Mockett & Company.

Appalachian students take top honors in annual design competition Feb 22, 2019

Appalachian State University industrial design students Hannah Eckersley and Michael Nelson were recently crowned the 2018 winners of Doug...

Two students discuss design plans. Photo submitted

Appalachian’s interior design program ranked by top design publication Feb 13, 2019

Appalachian State University’s interior design program in the Department of Applied Design has been ranked as a DesignIntelligence 2018 &ldq...