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The 2015 Design Problem

Your client is opening a new wine bar and restaurant in a major west coast city.  They want you to design a signature pendant light fixture for over the bar and a complementary surface mounted fixture for the lounge area.   The pendant and surface mounted fixtures should be both decorative and functional.  The lounge area is adjacent to the bar, and has east-facing windows onto the street.  The bar and lounge serve hors d’oeuvres, lunch and dinner as well as wine.  The ceiling height is 10’.   It is up to you to determine the style of the restaurant and the bar and lounge design.  Consider how people and food will look under the lighting and how the lighting enhances the space.   Consider the way the room looks during the day and evening.  Your fixtures should use energy-efficient sources, such as LED, OLED or other light sources with good color rendering and long life to address maintenance issues. The driver or power supply should be integral to the fixture.  Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps that fit into incandescent screw base sockets are not acceptable.  Document the fixtures as instructed under the Competition Rules.

 


First Place Winner 2015
Chelsea Brukardt
Interior Design
Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, Florida


Second Place Winner 2015
Karen Cottle
Interior Design/Sales
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah


Third Place Winner 2015
Lila Wengler
Interior Design
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio


Citation for
Innovative Concept 2015
Victoria Davis
Interior Design
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida


Citation for
Innovative Concept 2015
Rose Signoa
Interior Design
Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, Florida


Citation for
Technical Proof of Concept 2015
Christian Mauzy
Industrial Design
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

 


Presentation
Leah Gray
Interior Design
Miami University of Ohio
Oxford, Ohio