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2006 ASFD Design Contest Award Winners Announced

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The American Society of Furniture Designers presented their annual 2006 David Kline Memorial Scholarship contest winners last week during the High Point Spring Market dinner held at the High Point Country Club on Thursday evening. 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 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 UV Glass Bonding Hardware”. The First Place Award of $3,500 went to Thor Taber for his "Dionysus” Bar (photo attached). The judges noted that Thor used the required Hafele hardware multiple times in his "creative, functional, uniquely styled cabinet design." Lisa Koskela received the $1,000 Second Place Award for her “Grace Console” entry. Judges stated that the entry included a "great explanation of product purpose; and the design was very appealing, elegant but simple. " Diane McCabe received the $500 Honorable Mention Award for the second year in a row with her entry entitled "UV Bonded Cart Display”. The judges said that her " understanding of the Hafele product was superb! The design has great potential for numerous pieces. Good for retail, or home."The Judges for the Contest included Philip Martin, director of marketing, Hafele; Philip Behrens, ASFD vice president and president of Natura Design; Larry Chilton, Director of Marketing, Pennsylvania House; Gray Pennell, Merchandising Director, Furnitureland South; and Dr. Richard Bennington, Director, 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. Hafele America Co. is a Corporate Member of ASFD and this is the third consecutive year of their scholarship co-sponsorship.

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