Wilson Named Groovystuff Design Challenge Winner

GroovystuffDALLAS-Meghan Wilson from Auburn University placed first in the "Popular Vote at Market" for the Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge at the recent High Point Market.

Wilson was one of 16 students in the Industrial Design program at Auburn University who participated in an education-to-industry collaboration with Groovystuff for the fall 2013 academic semester. Under the guidance of professor Tin-Man Lau, and combined with design direction from the Groovystuff staff via Facebook, students were tasked with developing a residential home furnishings product utilizing the reclaimed materials found in the Groovystuff product line.

The class was then given a sponsored space at the High Point Market to showcase their creations. Trade Professionals voted on the marketability of the student designs with the "Diverso Game Table" by Wilson taking first in the competition. Wilson will receive a cash prize and will be the first of her class to have her design go into quotation and production by Groovystuff.

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