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4 March 2017

Industrial Design Students Receive Awards in IHA Student Design Competition

Industrial Design senior Nicole Norris has placed second in the 2017 Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association (IHA). Nicole will receive a $2,000 prize for her design, Wrinklerack Compact Ironing Station, which combines a mirror, ironing board, and clothes rack.

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Wall-mounted for stability with a support tube that also functions as a shoe rack, Wrinklerack includes hooks for hanging clothes and an iron storage shelf with a built-in power outlet. Easy to maneuver for all ages, the board lifts smoothly into position and can be adjusted to three heights.

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In addition, several other Virginia Tech Industrial Design students received Honorable Mentions in the 2017 IHA competition: David Barrett was honored for his Wave Dishrack, and Austin Ledzian and Mark Meardon were honored for Polaris, a Lighting System for Nighttime Mobility.