ASFD 2005 David Kline Memorial Scholarship Contest Awards Presented to Winning Design Students from Kendall College of Art & Design
Furniture World Magazine
The American Society of Furniture Designers presented the 2005 David Kline Memorial Scholarship contest winners during their Market dinner and ceremony held at the High Point Country Club. Hafele America Co., supplier of functional and decorative cabinet, furniture and architectural builders hardware co-sponsored the contest and made the formal award presentations to the three top winners who are all current students at Kendall College of Art & Design (KCAD) located in Grand Rapids, Mi. Contest application kits were sent to colleges across the Country whereas eligible design students were asked to design a piece of furniture utilizing Hafele's EKU Sliding Door System.
At the ceremony, Hafele's director of marketing Philip Martin presented the $3500 First Place Award to KCAD Junior, Nathaniel Follett for his "EKU Slide Entertainment Unit". The $1,000 Second Place Award went to Joshua Munday, a senior for his "EKU Combino 35 Hotel Entertainment System". The third place $500 Honorable Mention Award went to Sophomore, Diane McCabe for her "EKU Clipo 15 Entertainment System". ASFD vice president and scholarship chairman, Philip Behrens addressed the group congratulating the students and thanking both Hafele and KCAD for their contributions, influence and support to the design community.
The Judges for the Contest included Hafele's Philip Martin; Philip Behrens, ASFD and president of Natura Design; Steve Underwood, Manager, Product Design Development, Thomasville Furniture Industries; and Meredith Smothers, director of merchandising/design for Furniture Land South.
“Students were creative and imaginative in presenting design portifolios utilizing a current trend in furniture design – sliding doors. These future designers were pretty impressive and displayed creative uses of Hafele's products." said Martin. "Several of the entries will be combined with the winners in a poster exhibition at the Hafele New York Showroom to show the design community what the future is for furniture design” (Later in the summer the exhibit will move to the Hafele San Franciso Showroom.)
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. Hafele America, Co. is a Corporate Member of ASFD and this is the second consecutive year of their scholarship co-sponsorship.
Founded in 1981, The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) is the only international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact throughout the world marketplace. Professional Members specialize in the design of both residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Membership includes both American and International professional designers, industry affiliates and associates, design school teachers and students. Corporate Members include suppliers of products and services to the industry and furniture manufacturing companies who wish to support the goals and objectives of the Society. For more information about ASFD, visit www.asfd.com.