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 www.mockett.com.