Plyboo Exhibit Opens, Competition Winners Announced

The Plyboo & PhilaU exhibit opened at Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture on Saturday evening. The show opening also featured an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the studio competition. First prize of $1,000 was awarded to Brian Celenza for his “Ripple Lounge” chair. The $500 second place award went to the “OKO” Plyboo edge grain floor lamps of Christian Loos. Massimo Gandolfo won the third prize of $250 for his “Bamboom” iPod Player and Marty Perkins’ “Länka” articulated chair concept received the $250 Best Concept Award.

These and an array of other Plyboo designs by PhilaU industrial design students will be on display now through November 12 at The Center for Architecture located at 1218 Arch Street in Philadelphia. (Hours: Mon-Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 12–5pm.)

Many thanks to all who made the evening a great success: Fessenden Hall, Smith+Fong, Eco Supply, and The Center for Architecture.

Marty Perkins with his "Länka" chair


About corlettt

I teach industrial design at Philadelphia University.
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