February 16, 2017
For the first time in the 24-year history of the International Housewares Association’s Student Design Competition, an industrial designer has won first, second and third place, prompting the creation of a new Outstanding Achievement Award for the winner, Dominic Montante, a senior at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) from Rochester, New York.
The Student Design Competition’s annual challenge to students is to redesign a current housewares product to meet the needs of the future, or to create a concept for a new product. Winning projects are selected for their innovation, understanding of production and marketing principles, and quality of entry materials.
In recognition of his exceptional feat, Montante will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Chicago for the 20…