PAVE announces PAVE the Way 3D design challenge winners

Hollywood, FL -- The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge for college students in store design, interior design, visual merchandising, and industrial design programs. This competition, sponsored and presented by B&N Industries, offered students a chance to see their designs come to life, gain exposure at a major industry trade show, and win cash awards. Prototypes of the top twelve designs were on display during GlobalShop 2011, March 28-30 in Las Vegas.

First Place-$5,000 - Catherine Morse and Gregory Vanderpol, Hermes Talaris Saddle Display, California State University, Long Beach
Second Place-$2,500 - David Jenny and Hitomi Kashimoto, plAy Dog, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
Third Place-$1,500 - Johnlery Itugot, Doggy Couture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Honorable Mention-$500 - Amanda Archibald and Marissa Ferraro, Run Round Hamster Wheel, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
PAVE announces PAVE the Way 3D design challenge winnersHonorable Mention-$500 - Jordan C. Bartek, PAVE the Way, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Honorable Mention-$500 - Laura Heekin, petDORA, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Honorable Mention-$500 - Katherine Lashua, Hare Raising, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Honorable Mention-$500 - Minjae Lee, Play Ground, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO and Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea
Honorable Mention-$500 - Kelsey Miller, Pampered Pups, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Honorable Mention-$500 - Louis Sanders, Love Bite, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Honorable Mention-$500 - Mona Lisa Tan and Kyungpill Yoon, For the Pup by Ralph Lauren Home, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Honorable Mention-$500 - Sung Scott Truong, Better Betta Display, California State University, Long Beach

PAVE announces PAVE the Way 3D design challenge winners"This year's PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge entries are functional works of art! B&N Industries was so excited to showcase them. The designs are ingenious and the development process with the students was once again an incredible mentoring experience. We are so proud to be associated with this program and I think we are more excited than the students to have featured the final works at Globalshop 2011. People are amazed at the applications, the use of material, and the problem solving that went into the program. I want to personally thank all the entries and once again congratulate or 12 finalists," said Brad Somberg, president of B&N Industries.

The challenge for college students was to design a store fixture to sell pet accessories or products and include a 3D rendering of the design for judging.. As sponsor and presenter of the challenge, Burlingame, Calif.-based B&N Industries produced prototypes of the finalists' designs for display at GlobalShop 2011. The prototypes were displayed in Booth #4111 during GlobalShop, March 28-30, 2011, Las Vegas. The student awards were announced during A.R.E.'s Design Awards program on Monday, March 28, 2011.

Judges for the competition were: Jason Friend, Designer, B&N Industries; Paul Loux, vice president of design, Sephora; Kevin McPhee, Creative Director, B&N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.; Brad Somberg, President, B&N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.; and Manley Tantuico, Business Development, B&N Industries, Burlingame, Calif.

About PAVE

Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation administered by A.R.E.

About B&N Industries

B&N Industries is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products and systems for the retail, architectural, and consumer industries. The company focuses on fresh, fun, and functional approaches to solutions that enhance environments. With the launch of Iconic™Carved Relief Panels, B&N has secured a new way of providing new technologies and design options for the contract, retail, and hospitality industry. From the ever-popular Puck™ hardware System, to the tension Cable™ System, the Sorbetti™ Freestanding Pole System, and the new Graphic Cubes and Quadri™ Frame Systems for display, B&N offers variety and creativity to merchandising, display, shelving, and contract needs. With over 80,000 square feet of local manufacturing with advanced CNC technology, the ability to source manufacturing throughout the world, and over 90,0000 square feet of warehousing, B&N can accommodate virtually any size of project rollout and distribution. B&N continually works to provide new solutions to the ever-changing interiors markets and to bring a fresh outlook to the industry.

About GlobalShop

GlobalShop is the largest annual trade show of its kind, attracting leaders in the retail design industry from all over the world. Retailers, store designers, visual merchandisers, and brand managers attend GlobalShop each year to find inspiration and the latest trends in retail design, in-store marketing, and technology.

SOURCE: PAVE

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