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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Hosts Lighting the Way Competition

By: Brandi Madar

August 5, 2016

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale recently hosted an awards ceremony for the first-ever “Lighting the Way” competition, which challenged interior and industrial design students to create a well-designed luminaire—using nothing more than a $5 lighting kit from Ikea. Students completed the designs during the spring 2016 quarter.

In total, 12 students from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale participated in the competition. Three winners received a one-year membership to the American Society of Interior Designers. The memberships were provided by local businessman Doug Feldman, owner of Douglas Feldman Design Studio.

Entries were judged on originality, construction, and overall impression. The competition was judged by three design and lighting experts from the South Florida area: Angela Colley, owner of A C Styles Designs; Marcia Exelrud, lighting designer at Bright Light Designs; and Roseann Alexis Minnet.

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By: Brandi Madar

August 5, 2016