Flexnest, an SDSU and Kodo Collaboration Project, Receives National Award

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Vanny Cahyadi, far left, and Grey Waletich, second from left, sitting on the Flexnest

Flexnest Recognized as Best in Category for “Design As Idea”

It is with pride and excitement that we announce that the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) National Conference recently gave national recognition to Flexnest, a project collaboration between South Dakota State University Alumni Vanny Cahyadi and Grey Waletich (now a Kodo employee!)  and Kodo Founder Chris Hume. The Flexnest is an innovative piece of furniture that functions not only as a place for adults and children to sit, but which also doubles as a collection of loose parts and trays for storage.

Flexnest was given the distinction of “Best in Category: Design as Idea”. Projects in this category explore the entire spectrum of design. Submissions can either be conceptual in character and/or completed projects, furniture design, lighting, product design, stage/set design, textile design, exhibition design, etc. The judging process is blind-reviewed by nationally and internationally recognized jurors who are interior designers, architects, artists, or curators.

Juror’s comments on the project included: “This project was very well presented and coordinated. The idea is very intriguing, and the details of the project are simple yet sophisticated,” and “this design applies the concept of Loose Parts very effectively. The approach to which the loose parts within the design are put together in a multitude of uses enables a challenging experience and ability for children imaginations to explore. It was well executed.” On behalf of the Kodo team, congrats to Grey and Chris!

To view the PDF of the portfolio submission, click here.


 

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