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Third-year RSID student wins international design competition

May 29, 2020

 The 16th Annual Wilsonart Challenges Student Chair Design Competition was won by RSID student, Amy Yan, with “The Not Loveseat” design.

The winning chair juxtaposes love and separation with seats seemingly being pulled apart. Resembling the peace sign, the conflicting realities and emotions incorporated, are very relevant in the unprecedented times we’re currently living in.

The competition requires design students to create a unique chair that uses Wilsonart® Laminate to answer a specific design challenge with the theme for this year’s competition being contemporary art. For the first time the longest-running sponsored student design class in the United States was held in Canada with outstanding results.

Design Historian and Wilsonart Challenges Program Director, Grace Jeffers,  stated “Ryerson emphasized hands on knowledge of materials more than any other school we have ever seen.”

The following five RSID students were chosen as runners-up: Ryan Anning, Monica Beckett, Brittany Boudreau, Meredith Davis, and Alice Sills.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities and led by RSID professor and CTL director, Jonathon Anderson, RSID’s emphasis on hands-on learning allowed students to meet the challenge and succeed with impressive skillfulness.

For more, see: https://www.ryerson.ca/fcad/news/2020/05/rsid-student-wins-international-design-competition

The winning chair design, created by Amy Yan

Amy Yan, winner of the 16th annual Wilsonart Challenge

Ryan Anning “French Kiss”

Monica Beckett “Paradox”

Brittany Boudreau “Wild”

Meredith Davis “Stance”

Alice Sills “Balancing Act”