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Art and Craft – The Vellum Furniture Design Competition

By Larry Peña

San Luis Obispo firm Vellum Design Build and Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design partnered to host the 12th annual Vellum Furniture Design Exhibition, a juried competition among students of the college. This annual is open to the public and benefits the college.

This year’s jury included Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Santa Monica design studio MINARC; Clare Olsen, Cal Poly assistant professor of architecture; Steve Lee, founder of Aprilli Design Studio in Los Angeles; and T J Esser, a Cal Poly alumnus and former Cornell University architecture professor who now works at Vellum.

“This competition provides a forum for students to expeditiously exhibit their design passions with alacrity and a facility for craft,” said co-organizer Tom di Santo, an associate professor in Cal Poly’s Architecture Department. “It is amazing to see so many members of the San Luis Obispo community coming out to support our students and the brilliant design work they achieve in such a short period of time.”

Check out this year’s winners in the gallery below.

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