Purdue student wins latest Groovystuff design challenge
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, August 22, 2012
Yue Dai's designs were displayed along with those of 17 other Purdue University industrial design students at the summer Las Vegas Market.
Dai's RiSe table and wall lamp were voted Most Versatile and Most Likely to Show a Profit by retailers, interior designers and other trade professionals attending the market.
RiSe takes inspiration from a half wagon wheel, with curvy teak ornaments coming out from the body, meant to emulate the rising sun. Light bulbs are placed within the lamp's base, directing light out toward the sun ray ornaments.
Groovystuff, a producer of reclaimed teak home furnishings, said Dai will receive a $250 cash prize and will be a finalist in the ongoing Groovystuff Challenge. Her design will compete against other popular vote winning entries at the
Contestants created product display boards, like Dai's for her RiSe table and wall lamp.
Dai competed against 17 other Industrial Design students at Purdue University, under the leadership of Professor Laura Drake, to design an environmentally friendly lighting product. The design had to reflect the Dick Idol brand and be produced using sustainable manufacturing practices.
Contestants created miniature models and product display boards, which were showcased in Groovystuff's showroom for market attendees to vote on.
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