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ASID at Kravet
Nov 17, 2016 | New York City
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The winning design from the ASID NY Metro Imagining Textiles Student Design Challenge was upholstered on a Kravet Williams Chair and revealed at a recent party in Kravet’s New York City showroom. The first-place team, Victoria Rouse, Destiny Bates and John Sanchez of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and their mentor, Robin Baron, took inspiration from India for their design. Students from NYIT, the New York School of Interior Design, and the School of Visual Arts participated with mentors Etienne Coffinier, Marlaina Teich, Michelle Slovak and Charles Pavarini III. The chair will be auctioned off for charity.

“Through the Kravet Design Grad program, Kravet proves its commitment to supporting the growth and creativity of the future of the industry,” says Ellen Kravet, the company’s executive vice president of marketing. “With Imagining Textiles Student Design Challenge, Kravet was able to offer students the opportunity to cultivate worldly exposure to the unique craft of textile making. Congratulations to the winning team and all of the students who partook in this exciting challenge.” 

Images by Megan Swann. 

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ASID Professional Development committee member Bryon Hamilton, ASID NY Metro president Glenn Gissler, contest judge Barry Goralnick and ASID student representative Bonnie Hoeker
ASID Professional Development committee member Bryon Hamilton, ASID NY Metro president Glenn Gissler, contest judge Barry Goralnick and ASID student representative Bonnie Hoeker
NYIT student Alishah Khan with the Team France design board
NYIT student Alishah Khan with the Team France design board
NYSID MFA student Minh Lai and SVA student Wei Chen check out their design board.
NYSID MFA student Minh Lai and SVA student Wei Chen check out their design board.
The winning design board: Embroidery by Team India
The winning design board: Embroidery by Team India
Team Bali’s design board
Team Bali’s design board
A guest checking out some of Kravet’s fabrics in the showroom
A guest checking out some of Kravet’s fabrics in the showroom
Some of the students from NYIT, NYSID and SVA
Some of the students from NYIT, NYSID and SVA
Four of the five teams printed fabrics samples.
Four of the five teams printed fabrics samples.
Two members of the winning team, NYIT students Victoria Rouse and Destiny Bates, pose with their mentor, Robin Baron, on the chair upholstered in the fabric they designed. (Not pictured: team member John Sanchez)
Two members of the winning team, NYIT students Victoria Rouse and Destiny Bates, pose with their mentor, Robin Baron, on the chair upholstered in the fabric they designed. (Not pictured: team member John Sanchez)
Kravet showroom manager Sheela Herr and ASID student representative Bonnie Hoeker unveil the winning team's design.
Kravet showroom manager Sheela Herr and ASID student representative Bonnie Hoeker unveil the winning team's design.
Team Uzbekistan’s design board
Team Uzbekistan’s design board
The first runner-up design board: Toile Nouveau by Team France
The first runner-up design board: Toile Nouveau by Team France
A close-up of some of the fabrics in the showroom
A close-up of some of the fabrics in the showroom
Team Ghana (from left): Minh Lai, mentor Charles Pavarini III and Wei Chen
Team Ghana (from left): Minh Lai, mentor Charles Pavarini III and Wei Chen
Benjamin Huntington and Charles Pavarini III
Benjamin Huntington and Charles Pavarini III
The two runner-up teams' fabrics (from left): Toile by Team France and Kente by Team Ghana
The two runner-up teams' fabrics (from left): Toile by Team France and Kente by Team Ghana
Second runner-up Team Ghana and their design board
Second runner-up Team Ghana and their design board
(From left) Judge Drew McGukin, with team mentor Daniel Park and friend
(From left) Judge Drew McGukin, with team mentor Daniel Park and friend
The entrance to the Kravet Showroom at 200 Lex
The entrance to the Kravet Showroom at 200 Lex
Team Bali students Jessica Fischer and Alexa Astacio pose with their mentor, Etienne Coffinier, while he uses their fabric sample as a pocket square.
Team Bali students Jessica Fischer and Alexa Astacio pose with their mentor, Etienne Coffinier, while he uses their fabric sample as a pocket square.
NYSID BFA student Maggie Vergara and architect Shakera Kyle
NYSID BFA student Maggie Vergara and architect Shakera Kyle
The winning team's fabric upholstered on the Kravet Williams Chair
The winning team's fabric upholstered on the Kravet Williams Chair