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Lauren Luna Wins 2014 Margot Siegel Design Award

Lauren Luna is the recipient of the Goldstein Museum of Design's 2014 Margot Siegel Award. Luna combines professional training as a painter with an innovative approach to the sculptural qualities of shoes to develop unique footwear. Her designs range from custom-painted sneakers to dramatic stilettos. Lauren received a BFA in painting in 2000 from Kent State University, an MS in art education in 2004 from Manhattan College, and an MFA in painting in 2012 from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She began painting custom high-top sneakers in 2008, drawing on art historical references such as Japanese woodblock prints and Van Gogh paintings as well as popular culture imagery. Her shoes quickly became and remain popular with musicians, actors,…

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Roald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED '89) Receives Margot Siegel Design Award

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) announced the winner of the first annual Margot Siegel Design Award. Roald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED '89) was nominated and selected to receive the award which honors designers who demonstrate design excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. Gundersen has been exploring and experimenting for the past 20 years with natural building and the architecture of small-diameter round timber. He founded WholeTrees in 2007, a company that re-brands round timber for urban and commercial environments in place of steel. The presentation of the award and recognition of philanthropist Margot Siegel will take place in Miami, Florida. Gundersen will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Florida and accept the $2,000 award on May 29th.Margot Siegel…

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Call for Nominations: The Margot Siegel Design Award

The Goldstein Museum of Design is pleased to announce a new award for emerging designers – The Margot Siegel Design Award. This award will be presented annually to a designer who represents innovation in his/her field and has yet to receive major recognition. The Siegel Design Award has been developed to propel new design through recognition of outstanding ideas, public service, and collaborative thinking. The winner of the Siegel Design Award will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Twin Cities to speak at the College of Design and be presented with a check for $2,000. Margot Siegel, a long time supporter of the Goldstein Museum of Design, established this fund to recognize the importance of design in enhancing the…

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