During NY Design Week 2012, Core77 has been following students from six design schools from the United States and France as they employed digital fabrication methods to compete in a 3-Day lighting challenge. Participating schools included Art Center College of Design, Parsons The New School for Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), ENSCI les ateliers, Ecole Boulle and Ecole supérieure d'art et design Saint-Etienne.
After a two-part competition where students were first asked to create individual designs and then assigned to teams, the race to the finish line was fast and furious.
In the end, the team of Johanna Lapray (ENSCI), Florent Julien (ENSCI) and Joseph Willet (SCAD) impressed our team of jurors: Core77 Editor-in-Chief Allan Chochinov, Dror Benshetrit, Giulio Cappellini, Simone Rothman (TaiPing) and Chantal Hamaide (Intramuros).
"The SUV Lamp impressed the jury because it was a big idea, perfectly executed and off the beaten path from most laser-cut modular lamps. It's sly use of the marble-ized 3M film, the front grill pattern, the 'volume described by a curved plane'—these were all very sophisticated elements that combined to create a very resolved, unique product." Core77 Congratulates all the students for a job well done!