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The 2006 Design Problem

Design a vanity light fixture for mounting at a mirror that is over a sink or countertop in an institutional or hospitality restroom. The light fixture should create a flattering pattern and color of light on the face and body of the user. Consider the issues of sustainable materials, lamp access for ease of maintenance, cost and a design that is adaptable to different aesthetic styles. Incorporate controls integral to the fixture to save energy. Your fixture should use energy-efficient, high efficiency sources, such as linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, or other sources with excellent color rendering, long life and instant on. The ballast should be integral to the fixture. Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps are not acceptable. Identify all major components and materials.


1st Place Winner 2006
Jessica Zimmerman
Interior Design
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

2nd Place Winner 2006
Lance Hayes
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

3rd Place Winner 2006
Keehoon Yoo
Industrial Design
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

3rd Place Winner 2006
Juliet Serem
Interior Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island

Citation for
Innovative Concept 2006
Brittany Ann Faucett
Interior Design
Ringling School of Art + Design
Sarasota, Florida

Citation for Presentation 2006
Santiago Montoya
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California


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