Mallarie Hiaeshutter, a student at Kendall College of Art and Design, won the second annual Leading Edge Design Challenge, sponsored by Rehau, a provider of edgeband solutions and tambour door systems.
The competition challenged undergraduate design students to create furniture concepts featuring Rehau furniture components. This year’s participants were asked to submit designs for a retail or hospitality setting. Hiaeshutter’s curvilinear reception desk concept caught the attention of the judges with its organic, fluid design and creative use of materials, according to the company.
“My inspiration came from the beauty of a winter landscape,” Hiaeshutter said in a statement. “I set out to create a piece that emulates the forms created by the cover of fresh snow. I was able to create that illusion, along with the organic shape of the desk, by combining the clear and seamless elements of Rauvisio crystal and LaserEdge edgebanding,” she said.
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