24e hosted the Furniture Design Awards on March 5. Upstairs, presentation boards were set up around the display floor showing images and information about the designs. “It’s my honor ro work with SCAD,” said 24e owner Ruel Joyner.
The panel of judges was comprised of 15 judges from the industry, press and other community around Savannah. The judging was based on personal taste, creativity and originality.
Graduate students Ryan Osborne and Nicole Sistrunk tied for second and third place. Osborne’s design, Splice, was a bent-wood multifunction side table with metal legs that he is in the process of building.
Sistrunk’s Tin Type Table design was inspired by the South. “I took my inspiration from Southern gliders. I wanted to work with a visual texture that looked good in any setting,” Sistrunk said.
First place winner Katy Skelton’s design was the Gwen Chaise Lounge. “This is a lounge chair made to go indoors or out,” Skelton said. Skelton designed the lounge to be made with either eco-friendly recycled materials or with non-eco-friendly teak.
“It’s completely different but almost real piece of furniture,” said Furniture Design chair Antonio Larosa.
“The design speaks for itself,” Joyner said. He said the winner is sleek and modern, but would still complement a Savannah home.
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Photos by Jessi Gilbert