Four Students Named designext Winners

       

       

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Four student designers have been designated winners of the Surtex designext competition.

The winners are Keia Barua of the fibers department at Savannah College of Art and design; Jane Bridges of the department of contemporary surface design and textiles at the Bradford School of Arts & Media in the United Kingdom; Melodie Flook of the department of crafts and design at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Canada; and Louise Tiler of the department of printed textiles and surface pattern at the Leeds College of Art, also in the United Kingdom. The competition challenged students to create a collection of original surface designs to be used in a commercial interior in the year 2020.

The four winners will take part in next month’s Surtex at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, from May 15-17. They will display their winning designs to the show’s estimated 6,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors from more than 40 countries.