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Industrial Design Senior wins 2019 Furniture Design Competition Aug 26, 2019

High Point, NC - March 8, 2019

Applied Design students participate in WantedDesign Schools Workshop Aug 21, 2019

Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the Design Schools Workshop.

Nelson's wire manager / foot rest (left) and Eckersley's coat hook were awarded top honors in the 33rd annual design competition hosted by Doug Mockett & Company.

Appalachian students take top honors in annual design competition Feb 22, 2019

Appalachian State University industrial design students Hannah Eckersley and Michael Nelson were recently crowned the 2018 winners of Doug...

Senior industrial design student Adam Westfall (standing third from right), attended the Outdoor Retail Market in Denver, Colorado as part of his capstone course. Photo submitted

Appalachian Industrial Design student attends Winter Outdoor Retail Market Jan 23, 2019

Industrial design student Adam Westfall recently attended the Winter Outdoor Retail Market in Denver, Colorado Nov. 8–11.

Interior design senior Casey Anderson (third from left) and industrial design senior Noah Howells (fifth from left) were recognized by the Carolinas Chapter of the International Furnishing and Design Association as "Rising Stars." Photo submitted

Appalachian design students named ‘Rising Stars’ by professional association Jan 23, 2019

Two students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Applied Design have been recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Caroli

Decker's cabinet, “Warden of Wallop Park,” received top honors in the Pinnacle Awards, presented annually by the International Society of Furniture Designers. Photo courtesy of the International Society of Furniture Designers.

Appalachian student wins prestigious furniture industry award Oct 26, 2018

Appalachian State University senior Ryan Decker, an industrial design major from Hendersonville, has won a Pinnacle Award, the furniture design...

Example of products designed by ASU Students

Top 50 Best Value Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design Oct 9, 2018

Appalachian State was recognized at #18 in the list for 2017.

Emma Wingerd's poster is used to teach students in Malawi during summer 2018. Photo submitted

Industrial design student collaborates with Access Health Africa Oct 4, 2018

Design was always something junior Emma Wingerd was interested in, but it wasn’t until visiting Appalachian did she know that industrial des

Group Photo from Design Camp 2018

Appalachian hosts design camp for area youth Aug 16, 2018

For three days in July, 15 high school students from Watauga and Ashe Counties came together for a unique experience hosted by Appalachian State...

The Future People: Creating Public Imagination [The Delaware Contemporary] Aug 10, 2018

Methods for transportation have played a part in the human experience for centuries, from horse and buggy, to cars, to airplanes, to the future...

Students in assistant professor Cameron Van Dyke's design studio built new furniture for the Moses Cone Manor mini-theater with funding from Dr. Beth Davison's Chancellor's Innovation Scholars grant. Photo courtesy of Dr. Beth Davison

Appalachian students design furniture for Moses Cone Manor Aug 10, 2018

Industrial design students at Appalachian State University have left a lasting legacy at the Moses Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway near...

Furniture design students in Appalachian’s Conscious Furniture Design project are, from top left, Walter Mingledorff, Ben Bridges, Tanner Pittmon and John Barton. Photo submitted

From the Tree to the Public Jul 17, 2018

In the Conscious Furniture Design project, students create works influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Ma while communication majors document...