The winners of the competition were Michael Rail from North Carolina State University, with a project called "Echo," Soo Kang Lee from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with "Outdoor Chair X," and Paul Vu from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, with "The Jinza Table."
Industry Update Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market Pictured are WAC face product categories, according matically lowered” its prices, effective Lighting general to the company. Sterling Surfaces, immediately. manager and v.p. an award-winning fabrication shop The move, according to company Shelley Wang (top based near Boston, brought the win- CEO Doug Mockett, was made in left), along with ning concepts to life, ofﬁcials noted. response to the economic recession, company founders The three winners received as well as the price of raw materials. Tai Wang and Tony Wang. WAC Lighting, all-expenses-paid trips last month “We are dropping prices as much a leading manufacturer to Milan, Italy, where they joined as we can,” Mockett said, citing price and designer of track, student winners from Europe and reductions on “the vast majority” of recessed, under- Asia, and exhibited their concept the company’s products. cabinet, monorail and at Zona Tortona’s “That’s Design!” “When we created our 2009 pricing decorative lighting, is trade show, the Peoria, AZ-based LG in the summer of 2008, oil was out celebrating its 25th An- Surfaces added. of sight and steel was hard to come niversary in 2009, the by,” Mockett said. “Now that those Garden City, NY-based company announced. commodities have settled down, we Mockett Announces can lower prices to better reﬂect the the Huntington Beach, CA-based Reduction in Pricing new reality. “Obviously the slow economy af- Survey Reveals Lack Thermador, a unit of BSH Home Ap- Manhattan Beach, CA — Doug fects all manufacturers, and furniture Of Ventilation Knowledge pliances Corp. Mockett & Co., the Manhattan Beach, CA-based supplier of components and ﬁxtures makers are no excep- tion,” Mockett added. “We are doing “Without properly matching per- Huntington Beach, CA — Home- for
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