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A Trio of Interior Design Students win Design Contests

By: Brenden Mesch Filed under: Interior & Product Design

May 24, 2017

The requirements were to design a piece of furniture from an era that you were assigned, use materials collected from the Zero landfill, and showcase an innovative solution. The final piece which was bar cart that transforms for different uses. The winning piece was auctioned off for $325!

Aida Arzola Design, Lany Nguyen, and Denise Jordan were the Interior Design (BFA) students who wowed the judges.  Their concept statement and pictures are show below. The students are pending graduates of The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch campus of The Art Institute of Houston.

IIDA Win for AiSAN

Project Concept Statement
The Industrial Revolution introduced new materials, techniques and forms to architecture, interiors, and furnishings. It fostered novelty, innovation, and alteration. Furniture became more diverse in function, type, and selection. The Transformer bar cart was designed with all these concepts in mind. Materials used are salvaged rods, scrap metal trimmings, plexiglass, LEDs and an award-winning product from Aspecta. The flexibility to use the Transformer as a bar cart with LED accent lighting or as a sleek shelving unit is sure to be the highlight of any entertainment space.


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By: Brenden Mesch Filed under: Interior & Product Design

May 24, 2017