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Beatriz Di Polo Wins Second Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest

By: The Art Institutes

February 4, 2015

[Miami, FL – February, 2015] It was the Kinetic art movement that inspired 22 year-old Interior Design student Beatriz Di Polo to design her luminaire. Kinetic Lamp got first place in the second edition of Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest for its unique and intriguing shapes.

Beatriz, who is originally from Venezuela, says that she grew up admiring some of the most prominent artists in her country, such as Jesus Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez. “What makes me so passionate about Kinetic art is the illusion of movement created with the simple, yet calculated, repetition of form.”

Kinetic Lamp was created using clear plastic sheets, cardboard and silicon glue, but she envisions it being made of acrylic and brass for commercial manufacturing. The experience of participating in the contest was rewarding, “It was unbelievable. All the fixtures were spectacular. We all had different forms of inspiration and it was amazing to see how we transformed them into something so unique. Having the opportunity to exhibit my ideas in front of people who know so much about the field was incredible.” Beatriz declared.

The Interior Design student is currently attending her fourth year at Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) and admits her passion for the area: “When we design a space, we hold in our hands the power to make people feel a certain way. Interior Design isn’t just about shaping a beautiful space – it’s about creativity and functionality working together.” Her plans for her future career include graduating in September, designing more lighting, and focusing on residential design.

Farrey’s Lighting Design Contest was conducted in partnership with MIU and The Education Foundation. The second edition of the event had 19 entrants guided by Professor Sable Stroud.

About Farrey’s Lighting & Bath

Since 1924, Farrey's Lighting & Bath is one of the top lighting companies in South Florida and worldwide. Farrey’s is a dynamic company, moving forward with the commitment to provide customers with high quality products and the very best professional service.

Farrey's is a $30 million international company with showrooms in North Miami and Coconut Grove, Florida. Its facilities exceed 131,000 square feet of showroom, office and warehouse space in North Miami, and over 32,000 square feet of showroom space at the Coconut Grove location.

Farrey’s also stands out for its commitment to the South Florida community, serving and aiding several different local charities and institutions.

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About The Education Foundation

The Education Foundation is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to assist EDMC students in their professional and career education. The foundation awards scholarships to students currently enrolled at The Art Institutes, Argosy University, Western State University College of Law, Brown Mackie College and South University schools throughout the United States.

It is the policy of The Education Foundation to treat all applicants with dignity and respect and to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender or disability. No family member of any foundation director, officer or committee member may benefit, directly or indirectly, from any scholarship awarded by the foundation.

By: The Art Institutes

February 4, 2015