Dream a little green: CU Boulder’s Green Design Competition.

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The DWR Boulder Studio has been working with University of Colorado architecture professor Julee Herdt to inspire the next generation of eco-friendly designers. With her course Green Technology: Design from Salvage, she charged her students with designing “an architectural object of beauty and high functionality without spending much (or any) money; vying for selection and exhibition in DWR Boulder’s storefront.” Well, the winners are in and they are extraordinarily innovative. We are proud to introduce you to the work of Josh Arendt, Matt Nickel and Taylor Hawley.

The first place winner is Josh Arendt’s Social Fulcrum (above), which was “inspired by geometric modernism with the usage of primary shapes.” Made entirely from reclaimed materials, it invites interaction.

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Matt Nickel’s Ricochet of Light floor lamp (above) came in second. A revolving light made from salvaged parts, its construction includes steel chain, rusted gears from abandoned farm equipment and a structural steel C-channel. It was designed to provide bright, ambient light from above, with soft, diffused light from below.

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Third place went to Taylor Hawley, whose Infinity Block Side Table (above) is made exclusively of rough sawn juniper and scrap steel.

Congratulations to our winners, who were honored with a reception at the DWR Boulder Studio on June 28 and a display of their work in our Studio windows for one week.