The American Society for Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Fall Conference is coming up next month, and this year the conference will feature a Student Track! It’s a great opportunity for emerging professionals — here’s a break down of the student track events:
Architect, Designer and Environmentalist David Trubridge Comes
to Boston on October 9th during National Design Week
New Zealand based Trubridge will meet with Students and Design Enthusiasts
Thursday, October 9th
Lekker Home. 1313 Washington Street, Boston
Student Workshop: 5pm-6pm “Our Need to Create”
Reception & Book Signing: 6pm-8pm
RVSP via email at email@example.com
+ All attendees have a chance to win a David Trubridge Coral Pendant 400 in Orange, a $450 value.
+ First 25 attendees with valid Student ID receive a FREE signed copy of David Trubridge’s book “So Far” (an $80 value), an account of his development as a designer, which has become a collector’s item by virtue of its sell-out, difficult-to-find status.
Trubridge’s appearance at Lekker Home is the only Boston-planned event in recognition of National Design Week and is the only Boston appearance scheduled during David’s brief visit to the United States.
David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in England with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design). Working as a forester in rural Northumberland for the next ten years, he taught himself to make furniture.
In 1981, Trubridge and his wife set off to sail around the world with their two small sons. Their boat, the Hornpipe, would be their home for the next four years as they navigated their way throughout the Caribbean and the Pacific.
The family arrived in New Zealand in 1985. Deeply inspired by his impressions of the Pacific, Trubridge began to develop furniture which held close connotations with the sea. Fortunes changed dramatically for Trubridge with his re-launch of Body Raft 98 which was taken to the Milan Furniture Fair in 2001 and brought into production by Cappellini. This signaled the transformation of the business from a small-scale model to one that has a considerable presence on the international lighting and furniture market.
Congrats to MAIA student Kim Boutwell, one of the 2014 winners of the IIDA NE Student Scholarship!
Applicants submitted a two-page digital portfolio, two letters of recommendation, a current class schedule, and a scholarship application describing where they hoped their design career path would take them. After a fierce competition with many creative submissions three talented winners were awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,200 each!
Kim’s winning portfolio submissions are below — well done, Kim!