Back in October, Merida - a Boston based natural textiles company, challenged AFH art apprentices to design a rug based on 'what sustainability means to them.' After just two months spent learning about Merida's rug design and production, AFH teens got creative..first translating "sustainability" into words and then using the latest graphic design technology to interpret their ideas into final designs for submission. Next up, a panel of respected interior, graphic, and product designers studied the entries and selected three winners. The smiling winners are: AFH youth apprentices Kelsey Arbona, Massiel Grullon, and Alland Torchon. (photo by AFH's Mary Nguyen) They will each be rewarded with a 5'x8' tufted area rug based on their own winning design.
Along with producing and manufacturing these special AFH-designed rugs, Merida will make a $5,000 donation to AFH. Most exciting, the winning designs will be sold through Merida's e-commerce web site, www.MeridaHome.com in early 2010.
The AFH winners and their designs will be showcased at "For the Love of Art," AFH's Annual Holiday Open House on December 15, 3:00pm - 7:00pm at the AFH EpiCenter.
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and coverage from Stuff Magazine.
Pictured is one of the winning designs by Massiel Grullon. Hers and all the winning designs will be shown at our Open House. Come and check out these winning eco-friendly designs to celebrate art, sustainability, and the holiday season!