2017 Vellum/CAED Furniture Competition & Exhibition
Annual Furniture Competition
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Open Viewing: Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Location: Old Davidson's Furniture Space, 669 Higuera Street between Broad and Nipomo Streets
The San Luis Obispo firm Vellum Design Build and Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design partnered to host the 14th annual Vellum Furniture Design Exhibition, a juried competition among students of the college. This annual event, now in its 14th year, will be exhibiting hundreds of pieces in the Old Davidson’s Furniture Building at 669 Higuera Street from 03-04 November. The reception will begin at 6:30PM on the 3rd of November and is open to the public.
“This competition provides a forum for students to expeditiously exhibit their design passions with alacrity and with a facility for craft,” said co-organizer Tom di Santo, a professor in Cal Poly’s Architecture Department. “It is amazing to see so many brilliant examples of ‘Learn by Doing’ that the students achieve in such a short period of time.”
Click on the image below to see the 2017 sponsors and judges!
14th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Competition Winners
Space Architects Milano Grand Prize:
This project was Best in Show and the winner will be sent to Milano for the Salone di Mobile in Italy (all expense paid). This is the most important furniture faire in the world.
#117 Josh Miller - Shields Studio
AIA Modern Master Award:
For creating the piece that most closely aligns with the ideals of the Modern Furniture Movement in America in the Mad Men era...post war USA.
#23 Mackenzie Stickney - di Santo Studio
Dr. Daniel Lewis 100% Pure Award:
This is the best piece designed and fabricated 100% by the student in question (no powder coating, no welding, no chrome work...no upholstering...nothing was farmed out to another fabricator).
#88 Marcus Simmons - di Santo Studio
Studio 2g Cradle 2 Cradle Award:
For most sustainably crafted piece.
#47 Phillip Harris - Lange Studio
#128 Rachel Robinson - Shields Studio
#14 Ilko Iliev - Morphosis Coop
Flux Runner Up - Dieter Rams Book Award:
#29 Juliet Luty - Stannard Studio
Flux Runner Up - Charlotte Perriand Book Award:
#5 Mineli Megerdichian - Wynn Studio
#94 Chole Shaheen - Lange Studio
#46 Kevin Herhusky - Lange Studio
#118 Suraj Reddy - Stannard Studio
#43 Karolina Dohnalkova - Lange Studio
People's Choice Award:
#39 Griffin Chierici - di Santo Studio
Davidson's Perseverance Award:
#153 Stephanie Manson-Hing - Lucas/Jackson Studio
Vellum Prize Winner:
The Vellum Prize Winner was not selected by the jury, but was selected by the titular sponsors of the event: Vellum Design Build
#8 Moore + Prendergast - ARCE students