Seki Cutlery Industry Association
IDNF honor the
Twelve Winners
The Home Entertainment Lounge downstairs at Sony Style on Madison Avenue was filled with over a hundred revelers on Thursday evening, April 10. IDNF members, Seki Design Competition winners and their proud parents and friends gathered to celebrate the culmination of a successful campaign and prizes awarded to a group of very talented young designers. We are extremely pleased that all twelve winners were present to receive their awards. Posting information regarding the competition on the Internet proved very effective, as evidenced by the attendance of prize winners from as far away as Poland and Spain.

In creating this competition IDNF offers young designers the opportunity to learn about production values and network with manufacturers and established design professionals. At the same time a valuable service is provided to the manufacturer, through the introduction of some very creative innovations.

In the words of the competition sponsor, Mr. Katsuhiko Hasegawa, Gifu Seki Cutlery Industry Association Chairman, "We received many interesting ideas and concepts and I was impressed with all the efforts of our many applicants. I feel lucky to have worked with IDNF, David McFadden, Yoshiko Ebihara, and the jurors on the panel."

Place: Sony Style Home Entertainment Lounge
550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

In Conjunction with:
The Gifu Seki Cutlery Industry Association
D. MacFadden, IDNF Chairman, J. L. Larson, IDNF Advisory Board Chairman; Gary Natsume, Grand Prize Winner; K. Hasegawa, Gifu Seki Cutlery Industry Association Chairman, Mrs. Hasegawa, and Y. Ebihara, IDNF Director

T. Viemeister poses with Joanna and Marcin, who traveled from Poland to accept their prizes.

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Award Winners

Grand Prize:
Gary Natsume
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Second Prize : Paula Friedlander, Michael Gordon, and Tamar Teller
Parsons School of Design, New York City

Third Prize :
Giordano Pozzi
Pratt Institute, New York City
Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mention :
David Ramos Tarres
Superior School of Design (ESDi), Barcelona, Spain
Honorable Mention :
Stephen Tsegaya Persons
University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Honorable Mention :
Joanna Ciecholewska
Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk
Honorable Mention :
Christine Cummings, Max Steiner, and Philip Park
Parsons School of Design, New York City
Seki Award
Seki Award for Technical Merit :
Marcin Matuszek
Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk

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