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How Can Design Better Our World? Meet the Winners of DCI’s 1st Annual “A Better World by Design” Competition
Recently DCI announced the three winners of the 1st Annual “A Better World by Design/DCI Consumer Product Challenge.” The prompt of the challenge was inspire and be innovative with a product that combats the major issue of consumer waste. DCI’s inspiration for the challenge was “I Am Not a Paper Cup” (IANAPC), a reusable ceramic cup with a silicone lid which has been sold to thousands of retailers across the globe.
“I Am a To Go Box” Designed by McKenzie Powers, Art Institute of Boston
“TRILIFE” Designed by Angie Lee and Queenie Fan, RISD
“UNPLUG” Designed by Rene Woo-Ram Lee, RISD
Open to designers from all over the globe, the 3 finalists for the competition all will have their submissions produced and distributed by DCI. Additionally, 5% of sales of the winning products will go back to A Better World by Design.
Entries for the 2nd Annual A Better World by Design Competition will be accepted through January 31, 2012. For more, visit www.abetterworldbydesign.com.
ABOUT: Decor Craft Inc/ DCI is a consumer product design and distribution company, established by Roni Kabessa in 1998 in NYC, and now based in Providence, RI, USA. We offer products in many categories: kitchen, bath, home, children, and just all around fun. DCI products are featured by many major US retailers, museum shops and thousands of small retailers all over the US and Canada. DCI exhibits in NYIGF’s General Gift division.