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Surtex announces judges for designext competition

Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, January 15, 2014

White Plains, NY - Experts from the areas of product design, merchandising, and branding will be among the four judges evaluating entries to this year's designnext international student competition, whose winner will be announced at the Surtex show in New York in May.
Surtex judges

This year's panel includes:

  • Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of Knoll Textiles and Knoll Luxe;
  • David Laubach, director of Design, Avanti Press;
  • Bonnie Mackay, principal at BMackay Consulting and recent director of creative & marketing at MoMA, (Museum of Modern Art);
  • Susanne Martinez, vp, design and product development, Sferra Fine Linens.

"Having your work critiqued by some of the best and top professionals in the industry is a major plus for these students. The experience and feedback they will receive at Surtex is invaluable," said Surtex show manager Penny Sikalis, vp of show organizer GLM.

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