Umbra and Pratt Award Three Student Designers
May 26, 2011,
The Clutch Clip
NEW YORK-The laser-cut Clutch Clip won top prize for student Jeff Rubio in the seventh annual Umbra | Pratt Design Competition, which took place recently during the Pratt Show, a juried show of the work of graduating seniors. Rubio received $500 and a $500 Umbra gift certificate for first place. Second place -- and $350 and a $350 Umbra gift certificate--went to Sierra Yip-Bannicq for her T-Cup, a ceramic mug that has an indentation for the tea bag tag. Third place went to Jennifer Gillespie for her Fallman Hooks, for use in the bathroom, and she received $200 and a $200 gift certificate.
The winning students will now work with Umbra's team to create a prototype. If a design is manufactured, it will appear in Umbra's catalog and earn royalties for the student designer and Pratt Institute. Past winning student designs, such as Talk Bulletin Board, the Conceal Shelf and the Wishbone Soap Dish, are among Umbra's top-selling products. More than 40 students submitted designs for this year's competition.