GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Klise has announced the winners of the student design competition which included students from Kendall’s Ornamentation Class, lead by Instructor/Designer Monty Simpson. This competition challenged students to indentify and combine several decorative lineal wood moulding designs from the extensive Klise design library to create new aesthetic options to complement various style categories.
The students selected design patterns without limitation to specific market application, but with an emphasis on design details that would complement the more popular design trends of Shaker, Mission and Transitional styles.
“We were thrilled with the high level of creativity and detail in the designs submitted” said Phil Tomasello, National Sales Manager of Klise. “These students found unique and creative ways to utilize moulding patterns to enhance furniture, cabinetry and other home design applications. We were hard pressed to pick a first and second place winner given the broad scope of the competition, so we came to a conclusion that the top two designs submitted would share a tie for first place honors.”
• Jake Blok – Decorative moulding combination to complement Mission Style furniture
• Susannah Dirkse – Decorative moulding combination to complement Shaker Style home decor
Tomasello added, “For decades, Klise and Kendall have had a great relationship which was fostered by furniture design and manufacturing that had once brought Grand Rapids into national prominence. This initial student competition with Kendall has been terrific, and with the continued encouragement of Monty Simpson, I’m confident that our future design competitions will help further expand the creative possibilities and understanding of unique design elements and their applications.
Source: Klise Manufacturing
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