IWF Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as a foremost furniture design competition for U.S. college students. Sponsored by IWF and its owners WMIA and WMMA, the Design Emphasis competition affords students a platform to demonstrate design skills and talent in an independent adjudication conducted by furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and representatives from the design media community.
From a field of 75 entries, 48 finalist projects were named in July. On Tuesday, August 23, the opening day of IWF 2022, six winners were selected by the judges.
The 2022 IWF Design Emphasis winners are:
Best in Show: Rebecca Juliette-Duex, Haywood Community College – Tea Towel Cart
Accent Tables: Cam McGookey, Herron School of Art & Design – Pattern Ply Sofa Table
Case Goods: Seth Lawrence, Appalachian State University – Holly Cabinet
Commercial/Office/Hospitality Furniture: Soojung Yoo, Art Center College of Design – Nest Lounge Chair
Design Creativity: Banner Knowles, Appalachian State University – Crawling Chair
Seating: Xiaorui Yin, Art Center College of Design – Dining Chair
The 2022 IWF Design Emphasis Judges:
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