The 2009 Doug Mockett & Company Design Contest, an international competition for furniture parts, components and accessories, produced two winners.
John O'Connor of Griffith, Ind., won for a shelf support, while Jeffrey Bolen of Marina Del Rey, Calif., was honored for a table leg. O'Connor's design is to be extruded from aluminum and will be sturdy, yet stylish. Bolen's stainless-steel and wood table leg is contemporary and steps down from a wide top to almost a point at its base, according to the company.
The competition is in its 24th year. "It has been most rewarding to bring exceptional designs to fruition and watch them blossom," says Doug Mockett, namesake of the sponsoring firm.
The winners receive $1,000, an engraved trophy and a royalty based on sales. The company says it usually pays out six figures in royalties.
The deadline for the 2010 competition is Sept. 1. For information, visit www.mockett.com.