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Samantha Fonseca Named ISFD Scholarship Recipient Oct 5, 2020

The International Society of Furniture Designers has awarded Samantha Fonseca, an Industrial Design student at Appalachian State University, its coveted ISFD Pinnacle Scholarship for the upcoming...

Sam Somerville works on his tea cabinet

Furniture Design Student Receives International Award for Japanese Inspired Tea Cabinet Sep 30, 2020

By Amanda Brasier 

Oolong. Black. Matcha. White.

Alec Bryan Console Table

App State furniture design program awarded $12K grant to support student scholarships Sep 24, 2020

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation has awarded $12,000 in grant funding to Appalachian State University’s 

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...

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...