Last night, around 600 people attended the 2nd annual Modern+Design+Function competition held at DWR's North Ave Studio in Chicago. Overall I'd say the work was a step up from last year and I'm happy to report that Core77's own Stephanie Munson and Bruce M. Tharp were one of three winners selected for their work on "Cubby", a coat hook with a small cubby for your wallet, mittens, etc. Great work guys!
Don Lehman is a Chicago-based industrial designer and the founder of More/Real, a startup focused on making technology feel invisible. More/Realâ€™s first product, Stylus Caps, turns common pens and markers into touchscreen styluses.
Don has been honored by the IDSA, featured in the CES Innovation Showcase, and his design for the Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the 50 Coolest Designs of the 21st Century. He has contributed to Core since 2001, first with his column, "The Student Life", documenting his design school years at RIT, and since then posting news and columns.