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Source: Lorraine Cutler, 785-532-5992,
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090,

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Nearly 30 interior architecture and product design students at Kansas State University recently had furniture they designed and built on display at the Kemper Gallery at the K-State Student Union.

Two sets of student projects, which were completed in the advanced workshop class, were on display in January. The class furthers a student's understanding of the 3-D design process through prototype construction, documentation, evaluation and redesign.

Project ideas were chosen by students and then designed over the course of the first six to eight weeks of the fall semester. The students then spent the next two months using shop tools and techniques taught by the instructors to assemble the projects they designed.

All of the students who had work on display are master's students in interior architecture and product design. Students exhibiting furniture included:

Heather Wise, Bucyrus; Ashley Cook, Edson.

From Greater Kansas City: Amanda Eckes and Emily Weber, both of Olathe; Rachel Allen, Overland Park; and Mary Sandner, Shawnee.

From Manhattan: Angela Deboer, Alexandra Garrot, Jessica Saxton and Amy Wright.

Courtney Geis, Marion; Derek Case, McPherson; Ashley Giroux and Ali Johnson, both of Topeka; and Melissa Mulsow, Wichita.

From out of state:

Alyssa Breese, Centennial, Colo.; Sarah Bartelt, Highland Park, Ill.; Jill Nichols, Blair, Neb.; Kara Raasch, Lincoln, Neb.; Abby Mann, Ellisville, Mo.; Katie Gall and Courtney Rudd, both of Independence, Mo.; Ellen Mosley, House Springs, Mo.; Mariann Wright, Kennett, Mo.; and Kate Steib and Elizabeth Cordes, both of St. Louis, Mo.