2010 scholarship voting: part 2 (grad students)

Alright! It’s time to dive into our next round of talented finalists- graduate students! These 10 designers have quite simply blown my mind with some of their designs and I will definitely be lining up to buy some of these pieces when they hit shelves. If you’re looking for inspiration, these designers definitely can provide that in spades. Congrats to the finalists and thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter! Best of luck to the finalists- xo, grace

Please note all students’ names are linked to their portfolios so you can see more of their work and find more information on the work shown below

UPDATE: Voting will end next Wednesday, December 22nd at 10pm EST

A big thank you again to our sponsors: Glos and Room & Board. Glos has kindly provided our first place prizes for both undergraduate and graduate students, Room & Board has kindly provided our second place prizes for both undergraduate and graduate students and The Monacelli Press has generously offered to sponsor our Honorable Mention prizes for the 2010 Scholarship.


Image above: Work by Kristina Gerig

Image above: Work by Jesse Trentadue

Image above: Work by Sherry An

Image above: Work by Daniel Fishel

Image above: Work by Matthew Plumstead

Image above: Work by Amanda Leppi

Image above: Work by Marie Bachoc (It’s not immediately clear above, but two of the projects shown use excess water- from rain and from dish draining- to water plants)

Image above: Work by David Ross (It’s not apparent from the photos, so I wanted to clarify: the tiles above are meant to erode naturally to expose the copper wave pattern below)

Image above: Work by Xueqin Xu

Image above: Work by Thorunn Arnadottir


  1. Megan says:

    Matthew Plumstead!

  2. Su Mei Lee says:

    Sherry, what the great works that you design, fabulous.

  3. Paul Dingens says:

    Very inspring designs.
    Good job, Thorunn !!

  4. Rebecca Huddy says:

    Creative minds at work! Amazing!

  5. Love Thorun’s work. – its simplicity and practicality. Long ago – years! – saw bead clock featured and wrote to ask that if it were ever for sale, could I buy one. Happy to say that eventually happened and I look forward to its arriving early in 2011.

  6. Dan Koval says:

    Incredible designs here. All of the candidates are fantastic. I am voting for Thorunn Arnadottir as the full body of work is diverse but each item on its own is also very strong. Congratulations!

  7. dev dindoyal says:

    the best project is definitely that of Marie Bachoc

  8. dev dindoyal says:

    Marie Bachoc’s work is great !

  9. Elísabet Guðmundsd. says:

    I am voting for Thorunn Arnardottir her work is great

  10. Ollie Whitney says:

    My vote is for Jesse Trentadue

  11. Thorunn Arnadottir says:

    Her work is great!

  12. Peggy McKasy says:

    Jesse Trentadue

  13. AT says:

    Very impressed by all the finalists! Good luck to you all.

  14. LaMar Gerig says:

    Very impressed, great job everyone!!!

  15. Anna 32 says:

    Jesse Trentadue ya’ll.

  16. ys susan says:

    So unique, very impressive!

  17. ys susan says:

    Sherry An design makes me feel comfortable.

  18. Ingrid Frei says:

    Beautiful work Amanda, GOOD LUCK!!!!

  19. Len says:

    Designs are great. Choice is hard.

  20. lucas says:

    Jesse trentadue. Sick like sars.

  21. erica says:

    YES! i put my plants under my pots and pans while they’re dripping to catch the water.

  22. Nancy says:

    What a talented group!
    Jesse Trentadue head and shoulders
    above the rest!!!

  23. Linsey Hayes says:

    Good luck Jessie!

  24. Erin says:

    all very inovative

  25. Rosalie Chen says:

    Sherry An’s work brings about the freshness of spring air in the color presentation. The curve lines here and there provide a sense of peace and joy (like a smiling face), yet the functional design offers a variety of possible combinations for a creative mind to explore. That is very ermarkable!

  26. Jasmine Chiou says:

    Sherry An’s design is noticrable!

  27. nicool says:

    yeah kristina gerig!

  28. Chad says:

    Kristina Gerig!

  29. Bob de haard says:

    I Find. David’s speakers amazing ! Hè got My vote.

  30. Thomas Johnson says:

    Kristina Gerig is awesome

  31. Rich Berg says:

    Jesse Trentadue, nice chair!

  32. CC says:

    Nice job Sherry!
    Smooth cuvrature and easy assembly.

  33. Kristina Gerig all the way. That woman is amazing

  34. Louise says:

    I love Sherry’s works!

  35. Rusty says:

    Jesse! Woot Woot

  36. Petra says:

    Tough decision!

  37. Jisun says:

    Kristina’s work is outstanding!

  38. Amanda Leppi says:

    I’m voting for Amanda Leppi

    I didn’t know if the name above has to be mine or not-Kaety Kerr

  39. Jackie says:

    Very innovative design by
    Amanda Leppi

  40. Amanda Castner says:

    My vote is for Daniel Fishel!

  41. Jesse Walker says:

    Jesse Trentadue … amazing chair!


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