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By Design student winners announced

Competition blends education with industry

Groovystuff has recognized Janice Kammler from The University of Idaho and Rachel Jones from Auburn University for their innovative contributions to the home furnishings industry by placing first in their categories in the Groovystuff Design Challenge at The High Point Market Apr. 21-26, 2012.
Janice and Rachel competed against undergraduates from their respective schools to design an environmentally-friendly product that reflects the Dick Idol brand and can be produced using sustainable manufacturing practices. Students produced miniature models and product display boards for market attendees to vote on. Time Revealed by Kammler was voted Most versatile and most likely to show a profit by retailers and interior designers attending market, while The Eclipse Mirror by Auburn University student Rachel Jones received the grand prize for the most in written orders at market.
Kammler will receive a $250 cash prize for her popular vote choice and Rachel Jones will receive a $500 cash prize along with permanent royalties for life and endorsement into the Celebrity Dick Idol Brand of home furnishings.
For the High Point Market, Groovystuff along with co-sponsor IMC properties are helping to broaden the educational outreach of university programs across the country by giving them real world market experience, and a platform to build on their association with the industry prior to graduation.


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