Vivian Beer, a New England furniture maker/designer, won the second season of HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge."
Beer, owner of Vivian Beer Studio Works located in Manchester, New Hampshire, will receive a $100,000 grand prize and a feature in HGTV's magazine.
Though Tim McClellan gained fame for being disqualified on HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge," he won something else: learning to use a CNC machine on the show.
The winning project was a dining table with curved metal legs, a wood trestle and acrylic top.
Beer's work, which features a lot of mixed materials inlcuding metal and concrete, has been featured at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metals Museum, The Currier Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and many other venues. Beers is a grauduate of Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and of Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield, Michigan.
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