Hollywood, FL -- -See student's work come to life with prototypes of the top 12 entries of the PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge displayed in booth 4111 during GlobalShop. The designs were produced and will be displayed by B&N Industries, the competition's sponsor. 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. Winners will be announced during A.R.E.'s Design Awards program Monday, March 28, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The top 12 projects will be displayed in Booth # 4111 for the duration of the show. Be sure to stop by to see the work of the next generation of design talent.

The top 12 projects are:
Amanda Archibald and Marissa Ferraro, Run Round Hamster Wheel, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Jordan C. Bartek, PAVE the Way, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Laura Heekin, petDora, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Johnlery Itugot, Doggy Couture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
David Jenny and Hitomi Kashimoto, plAy Dog, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
Katherine Lashua, Hare Raising, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Minjae Lee, Playground, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO and Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea
Kelsey Miller, Pampered Pups, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Louis Sanders, Love Bite, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mona Lisa Tan and Kungpill Yoon, PAVE the Way - Ralph Lauren, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Sung Scott Truong, Better Betta Display, California State University, Long Beach
Gregory Vanderpol and Catherine Morse, Hermes Talaris Saddle Display, California State University, Long Beach

This PAVE competition, now in its second year, was for college students in store design, interior design, visual merchandising, and industrial design programs. This competition offers students a chance to see their designs come to life, gain exposure at a major industry trade show, and win cash awards.

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: GlobalShop

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