Students from Appalachian State University have been working in a competitive design studio creating outdoor furniture made of Eastman's Perennial Wood that will be displayed during High Point Market Week as part of a competition.
Students' final furniture projects will be on display during High Point Market Week, April 21-26, at the Suites at Market Square, #1-828. Those who would like to speak with the students, professors or Perennial Wood experts can contact Carol Schuler at 612.281.7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees of High Point Market week will have the chance to vote for their favorite design online at PerennialWood.com/ASUDesignStudio to determine a People’s Choice winner. In addition, one student’s design will be selected by a panel of judges as the overall winner of a professionally produced video of his or her project for the Eastman Innovation Lab (www.innovationlab.eastman.com) and for his or her portfolio.
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