Aside from oogling over all of the latest tools, supplies and other woodworking products here at IWF, one of the more enjoyable parts of the trip has been browsing through “Design Emphasis 2010″—IWF’s student furniture design competition. This year, 31 colleges, universities and design schools participated in the contest, and the top 50 finalist projects were on display. The following is only a sampling of those pieces we were lucky enough to see up close. Congratulations to all the finalists! It’s inspiring to see such creative interpretations of form and function and the ingenious ways these artists have used materials and construction methods. Enjoy! (more…)