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FSU design students win competition, trips to NYC

Abby Kern and Cameron Robb
Abby Kern and Cameron Robb

Two Florida State University interior design students won the Kravet Residential Design Competition after wowing professional judges with their impressive architectural designs.

A total of Florida State 47 students submitted design boards and only 10 finalists were selected to have their designs viewed by the judges. Abby Kern and Cameron Robb were selected as the winners for their designs and will receive a free trip to New York City this spring.

For the contest, Kern and Robb designed a 6,000-foot residence to be built in New York City. Their entries were judged by magazine editors, professional designers and architects, and the Principal at Kravet, Inc.

The students who participated were a part of the Department of Interior Architecture and Design’s Studio IV class. Lisa Waxman and Grant Preisser, who set up the competition with Kravet’s advisory board, taught the class. The work of these students is now on display in New York for others in the design community to view.

“The department is extremely proud of the 10 FSU student finalists in the Kravet competition and excited for Abby Kern and Cameron Robb,” said Waxman. “This competition provided an opportunity for FSU student work to be displayed in New York City and to get our name out to the NYC market. We are thankful to Kravet for their support of this competition.”

Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings. This fifth-generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories.

For more information on the winners, click here.