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K-State Today

June 22, 2018

APDesign students showcase at the International Woodworking Fair

By Thom Jackson

Four students in the interior architecture & product design, or IAPD, department in K-State's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, have been selected as finalists to participate at the Design Emphasis Showcase at the International Woodworking Fair LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lance Maine, Gypsum; Janelle Headrick, Parkerfield; Rebecca Keating, Adrian, Missouri; and Hannah Gwartney, Alexandria, Virginia, will participate in the showcase Aug. 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The International Woodworking Fair is the largest woodworking technology trade show in North America and is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized around the world as the pre-eminent event for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment, supplies and innovative new technology, the fair attracts visitors from every level of the industry and more than 80 countries and all 50 states.

The International Woodworking Fair is a biennial trade show, hosted in even numbered years in Atlanta, serving buyers from large production companies to small professional shops in the wood residential and contract furniture; cabinetry; upholstery; architectural woodwork; stock millwork; store fixtures; solid surface; plastics fabricating; metalworking applications for furniture manufacturing and general and specialty woodworking industries. Exhibiting companies from around the world introduce advanced industry technology to all the above categories with new machinery, raw materials, supplies, tooling, hardware, specialized computer software and services.

Zachary Manual, a 2016 graduate in interior architecture & product design, represented K-State at the fair in 2016 and was awarded top honors in the seating category. Manuel presently works as part of the display furniture design team for Target.

"Interior architecture & product design has had a long history of award-winning work in furniture design," said Nathan Howe, department head. "These latest finalists continue this tradition. I am extraordinarily proud of our finalists and all of the students and faculty in our nationally ranked program."