CCA Student Tony Meredith Wins the Translations in Tupperware Global Design Contest
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 by Brenda Tucker
CCA student Tony Meredith was named the U.S. winner of the Translations in Tupperware global design contest, with a beautifully lit and shot photograph entitled "Tupper Rose Window," which uses multicolored and multitextured, vintage and contemporary Tupperware bowls, coasters, and tumblers to replicate a stained-glass window. He is a student in the college's Industrial Design Program.
Entries from the United States, Greece, Brazil, and Indonesia took top prizes and form the centerpiece of an exhibit that features more than 30 pieces of Tupperware-inspired artwork, from delicately designed purses and dresses to 7-foot-high Indian gods and panoramic city landscapes.
The contest was launched in May 2005 and invited consumers and designers from around the world to create a piece of art or functional product using Tupperware products as the basis for their inspiration. The prize package for the four top entrants includes a trip for two to New York City, a $5,000 cash prize, and inclusion of their work in the global tour.
The four winning pieces were selected from more than 1,000 worldwide entries by a panel of judges from the design media and industry. The panel included Mariska Hargitay, actress; John-Michael Ekeblad, former Tupperware chief designer; Carl Magnusson, executive vice president and director of design for Knoll Design; Linda O'Keeffe, director of design and architecture for Metropolitan Home magazine; Laetitia Wolff, senior design editor for Surface magazine and founding director of futureflair; Satyendra Pakhale, international industrial designer; George M. Beylerian, founder of Material ConneXion; and Dr. Peter Zec, president of Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (DZNRW), the organization that runs the red dot awards program in Germany.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. Noted for the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs, CCA offers studies in 19 undergraduate and 6 graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design and writing. The college offers the bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of arts, bachelor of architecture, master of fine arts, master of arts and master of architecture degrees. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students.