LG Hausys Surfaces, the manufacturer of LG Hi Macs, along with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced the top five finalists in their 2010 design competition.
The finalists are:
Benjamin Fullerton from University of Wisconsin - Stout, with ".ARI"
Mallory McGaughy from Interior Designers Institute, with "The Hourglass Barstool"
Sergio Mondragon from California State University - Sacramento, with "Layer"
James Petras from University of Cincinnati, with "Drip Coffee Table"
Lily Zhang from University of California - Berkeley, with "Twisted Chair"
The contest challenges architecture students throughout North America to design a solid surface innovation for the hospitality industry. The theme for the challenge is "where life happens". Competitors where also encouraged to incorporate the design elements of the Aloft Hotels brand.
These five finalists will now be invited to Boston, MA to present their designs to a panel of Judges. The judges will be leading architects, designers and media personal from the hospitality industry.
The winner will than see their design come to life at the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) where it will be displayed. The design will than be displayed at one of the 40 plus global ALoft locations now opening and arriving soon.