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Mockett names design contest winners

There were four winning designs submitted to the 25th annual Doug Mockett & Company Design Contest.

"We were overwhelmed with entries this last year," company owner Doug Mockett said in a news release. "From 14 different countries all over the globe, designers excited to send something in for the quarter century anniversary. But perhaps a little surprisingly, all four first-place awards went to submissions from the U.S.A."

The first place awards went to:

  • Rick Poliquin of Henderson, Nev., for a unique purse hook design, to hang a purse or computer bag under a desk or restaurant counter;
  • Eric Coursey of Skandia, Mich., for "Node", a wire manager that gathers multiple wires at a central point and gently curves them around the edge of a desk;
  • Saruul Herz of New York, N.Y., for "Polished Balance," a new approach to table leg design with the legs bending inwards instead of standing straight up;
  • Mark Zack of Hillsborough, N.C., for a series of stylish machined metal wire managers that can easily be placed or moved on a desk or work surface as needed.

Each winner will receive $1,000, an engraved trophy, and a royalty based on sales.

Entries are now open for the 2011 competition. For information, visit

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