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UO Product Design professors win 2017 American Design Honors

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt, both of whom teach in the UO Department of Product Design and operate Studio Gorm in Eugene, have received the 2017 American Design Honors. The award recognizes up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. “I'm exceptionally proud of the work that John and Wonhee are doing, as it honors a great American art form while making it relevant in today’s design world,” said Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design, which sponsors the award with WantedDesign. As American Design Honors program recipients, Studio Gorm will create an installation at WantedDesign Manhattan that will showcase the diversity of the duo’s products, furniture, and interiors.

Read the press release about the award.

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt

Story by A&AA Communications