interiorsandsources.com october2016 interiors+sources 17
Compiled by Jenna Lippin and Robert Nieminen
We here at i+s have had the honor of meeting so many wonderful
and talented designers over the years, and now we’d like to return
the favor. Every month we will be introducing design students and
recent alumni recognized for going above and beyond.
IIDA has named the winner of its inaugural IIDA Booth Design Competition for the Orgatec Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany,
which will take place Oct. 25-29. The competition jury panel
included IIDA international board members and a host of industry
leaders from top design firms and publications.
The 2016 Booth Design Competition at Orgatec, supported
by Vitra–a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of
homes, offices, and public spaces through the power of design–
provided students the opportunity to conceptualize and transform a
trade show booth at the 2016 edition of Orgatec. This year’s winner,
Kelsey Ballast, Student IIDA, has received an all-expense-paid trip
to Orgatec, where she will have the opportunity to tour the Vitra
Campus, experience the trade show, and see her design realized.
Ballast’s project draws inspiration from the opportunities
that IIDA presents to its members, which act as a looking glass
into other areas of the industry, educational prospects, and
other members’ careers and connections. Using a window
as a metaphor of these elements, Ballast’s plan is to create a
compelling and powerful custom structure of multiple industrial
windows that will frame the booth.
“We are excited to have a strong presence at this year’s Orgatec
Trade Fair,” said Cheryl S. Durst, IIDA executive vice president
and CEO. “Kelsey has created an IIDA booth that showcases the
association’s mission of connecting the design community, and we
look forward to featuring her design in the Orgatec exhibit hall.”
IIDA BOOTH DESIGNER TO BE SHOWCASED AT ORGATEC