|HÃÂ¤fele's Philip Martin poses with first place winner Diane McCabe of Kendall College of Art & Design (left) and second place winner Fiona Dickenson of Savannah College of Art & Design (right).|
HIGH POINT, NC -- The American Society of Furniture Designers presented its annual 2007 David Kline Memorial Scholarship contest winners on Mar. 27 in High Point, NC. HÃÂ¤fele America Co., a supplier of functional and decorative cabinet, furniture and architectural builders hardware, co-sponsored the contest for the fourth consecutive year. Contest application kits were sent to colleges across the country, with design students being asked to design a piece of furniture utilizing HÃÂ¤fele’s Tab A Honeycomb Connector. Philip Martin, HÃÂ¤fele's senior manager of business development, made the formal presentation to the top winners.
“We were delighted with the number of entries and creative designs the students presented using light-weight panels and HÃÂ¤fele's honeycomb connector,” Martin said.
The First Place Award of $3,500 went to Diane McCabe, a senior at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI, for her "Platform" bed. Fiona Dickenson, a senior at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, received the $1,000 Second Place Award for “The Passage,” a wall-mounted, sleek entry-way cabinet. Thor Taber, a junior at Kendall College of Art & Design, received a $500 Honorable Mention Award for his "Manchester," a free standing closet system/media center intended for the contemporary loft market.
The Judges for the contest included HÃÂ¤fele's Philip Martin; Philip Behrens, ASFD, president of Natura Design; Gray Pennell, merchandising director, Furnitureland South; Lori Reed, director of corporate fashion, Century Furniture; and Rick Hargrove, associate professor of marketing, Home Furnishings Programs, High Point University.
The ASFD annual scholarship contest was named in honor of the late David Kline, who was a West Coast designer and former ASFD president during the late nineties.
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