June 1, 2020

6 Students Honored at Fifth Annual NYCxDESIGN Awards

The fifth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards may be over, but the careers of six student design winners are just beginning to ramp up. Material Bank sponsored the Student Design category, enabling undergraduate and graduate students to submit their designs at no cost, and with so many stellar designs to chose from, selecting six winners was no easy task. “A huge congrats to all our amazing students,” Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen said, capping off the first ever virtual ceremony hosted in partnership with ICFF. Here’s a closer look at the NYCxDESIGN award-winning standout projects.  

1. PokoPoko Table, Edward WooHyun Chung, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 

By distinguishing used spaces as flat spaces and unused spaces as raised green space, users are fully engaged in their tea time in a relaxed environment. Photography courtesy of Edward WooHyun Chung. 

2. Trilight, Tianning Zhao, ArtCenter of Design, California, U.S. 

This minimalist lamp expertly melds form and function. Photography courtesy of Tianning Zhao. 

3. Flaming June 2.0, Halle Huff, Belmont University, Tennessee, U.S. 

Drawing from the Aesthetic Movement, Huff focused on bringing art into everyday life with her wallcovering. Photography courtesy of Halle Huff. 

4. Walky, Armando Mora Medina, Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, U.S. 

Walky is a chair that speaks for itself, adding character to any environment. Photography courtesy Armando Mora Medina.

5. W Chair & Pleated Stool, Anabel Baquerizo, Hazel Yimeng Sun, and Linsay Unger, Pratt Institute, New York, U.S. 

W Chair & Pleated Stool were produced as a studio project at Pratt d.r.a., with sponsorship by the IDC Foundation. Photography courtesy of the student design team. 

6. Lanky Coat Hanger & Bicky Chair, Zihe Gong, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, U.S. 

These airy staples double as sculptural art pieces. Photography courtesy of Zihe Gong. 

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