An Iowa State University junior has won the third, and final, IFDA Educational Foundation Raymond Waites Design Competition. Joseph Danielsen, who submitted a design for an indoor gourmet kitchen with attached outdoor entertainment area and pool, has won a $5,000 cash prize in addition to a trip to this October's High Point Market.
Applicants were required to submit an essay, an inspiration page, floor plan, elevations/perspectives, color renderings, specifications, and one original product design suitable for marketing and manufacturing. Danielsen’s winning design featured Doric columns, Palladian windows and doors, a pool and spa area and eating areas.
Joyce Poynton, foundation chair and one of the competition’s judges, along with designer Waites and designer/professor, Dr. Wilma Hammett, shared, “It was an honor to judge such bright and imaginative entries. These students bring great promise to the home furnishings industry.” As Waites said, “All entries showed genuine merit. I applaud their efforts and congratulate Joseph Danielsen on being the top winner.”