TORRANCE, CA — Doug Mockett & Co. has announced three winners of its 37th Annual Design Competition.
No-Touch Door Handle, designed by Amelia Bullins of Boone, NC was inspired by the art-deco motifs of the company’s existing designs. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally to be used as a foot or arm pull, has a brushed stainless steel finish and has an ergonomic shape to allow an easy grip with the arm or foot.
Escher Knob & Coat Hook was designed by the father-and-son team of industrial designer Mark Pickett and digital designer Andrew Pickett. Its distinctive design was inspired by graphic designer Maurits Escher, whose work employs tumbling block patterns as a basis for 2D images that create the illusion of depth, dimension and space.
Table Leg Fitting, designed by Blaise Gaston of Earlysville, VA is an alternative to stamped fittings on the market, notes the company. Blaise, a long-time furniture maker and woodwork, created the piece to be seen rather than hidden. and makes it easier to ship tables with the legs removed, the firm adds.
The competition each year seeks innovative ideas in furniture parts, components, accessories and hardware, and celebrates creativity while delivering real-world applications, the company states. The 2023 Annual Design Competition is now accepting entries, with a deadline of Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Winners are awarded $3,000, an engraved achievement trophy and royalties based on sales, with no limit to the number of First Place awards.
Additional information can be found at mockett.com/design-competition.