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Rug design winners

For the 35th year in a row, Hagopian family members, College for Creative Studies staff, and idustrial designer John Kaloustian met to choose the winning designs of the the 35th annual Hagopian World of Rugs / College for Creative Studies Student Rug Design Competition. The theme of this year’s competition was for students to design an area rug inspired by American art from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The competition is a collaboration between the College for Creative Studies and Hagopian World of Rugs, 850 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, giving students the chance to submit their designs based on specific criteria and compete for scholarship moneys funded by Hagopian, who also makes an annual donation to the school. This year’s winners are Rachel Barker, MA, design and materials; second place, Milena Pukalo. product design; third place, Hoda Solati, MFA UXD; and three Honorable Mentions – Samantha Mantua, communication design; Morgan Newby, interior design; and Kyleigh Kotulis, interior design. The competition was originally conceived by the late Edgar Hagopian to mentor students and encourage interest in the textile arts and continues under the direction of third generation owners, Suzanne Hagopian, Edmond Hagopian and Angela Hagopian Snow.


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