Ornella Gorgees (’18, Product Design) has received an honorable mention in the 2017 Contemporary-Modern Furniture Design Competition. She is a top five finalist in the student competition sponsored by the International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation and Cliff Young LTD.
The competition challenged students to create a modern furniture design that uses sophisticated and innovative materials, textures and finishes while maintaining classic lines. Inspired by the fluid aesthetic of the late architect Zaha Hadid, Gorgees’ eco-friendly bench seating is appropriate for a variety of public spaces. “I didn’t want to create something that would interfere with its environment,” said Gorgees, “and I wanted the seating to encourage interaction and communication.”
Gorgees’ entry was one of 65 from 24 schools and universities around the world.