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Hospitality Design and West Elm are partnering once again to present the fifth annual HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition. Current students and those who have been out of school for up to a year were eligible to enter the contest.

This year’s contest is centered on designing a dining armchair intended for hospitality and commercial spaces. The winner will receive a $5,000 prize from West Elm and will have their product produced by West Elm.

Additionally, the 2023 winner and finalist will be featured in the May/June issue of Hospitality Design magazine and celebrated in June at the HD Awards ceremony in New York.

Past Winners
2022: The Fold chair by Chae Rim Kang, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
2021: The Bloom collection by Archana Menon, Savannah College of Art and Design
2020: The Volum collection by Andrew Jacobs, Savannah College of Art and Design
2019: The Tribeca dining chair by Laurie Sadove, Pratt Institute (Sadove’s chair is currently in production)