What an exciting year for our Annual Design Competition. Not only did we have three fantastic winning entries, but they were all repeat winners in a sense, one coming from Steve Goldberg, one of last year’s winners, and the other two coming from industrial design students at Appalachian State University for the second year in a row! Incredible. This out of a pool of over 150 entries. Never an easy decision when working with such brilliant designs, but in the end, there were three. We want to congratulate our winners, and we also want to take a moment to get to know the professor who adopted our competition as a way to introduce his students to real-world design applications. Bravo! A tremendous success. Here’s to the future of design.

STEVE GOLDBERG
EDGE TRACK WIRE MANAGER

A brilliant cable ganging solution that provides a single, protected wireway for floors which can be easily extended and fitted to size to hide unsightly cables. This system consists of multiple connection modules where cables can enter, allowing for multiple entry points and clean, flexible routing solutions. Its interlocking connection and extension modules create a system that is easy to customize and can suit any application. An astute development on simple wireway channels and one that answers an obvious question: What if I have multiple cables coming from different locations along the raceway? Eureka! Edgetrack. Brilliant. Learn more about Steve Goldberg.



COLTER SWAN
TRIANGLE BRACKET FOR SHELF TRACK SYSTEM
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIV.

A thoughtful line extension of an existing shelf track series, these aerodynamic triangle brackets with rhythmic cuts will fit into Mockett’s M-Style and C-Style tracks (see SH14 & SH15). The bracket arm that is currently available is a minimalist, clean line aluminum slat piece that was designed to settle into the overall aesthetic without drawing attention. This new take on the bracket offers an artful and modern alternative to turn what was once an otherwise demure and unobtrusive wall fixture into an alluring show piece. The larger bracket will also provide added stability allowing up to an extra 10 lbs per bracket. Learn more about Colter Swan.



PETER CLARE
DOOR HANDLE
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIV.

Beautifully textured deco-inspired door handle includes chamfered layers that step down gracefully into a smooth grip surface area. Experience a sensational sensory exploration through its stylish tactile contours and regal visual aesthetic. Multi-level planes and noble stature give this handsome design added depth and character. We look forward to doing more testing and prototyping to see this design develop as it gets closer to fruition. Learn more about Peter Clare.



MICHAEL RALL
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIV.

Michael Rall, IDSA, is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University where he teaches both studio courses and those built around CAD development. He introduced Mockett’s Annual Design Competition to his students in the Fall 2016 semester where three of his students submitted winning entries, and again in Fall 2017 where two more students took home award winning honors. The Industrial Design Program at Appalachian State University is comprised of 175 majors and 7 full time faculty. Students can choose from two areas of concentration; Product Design or Furniture Design. Both concentrations focus on design inquiry, creative problem-solving, user research, social and environmental concerns, and manufacturing requirements. To learn more about Michael Rall and the Industrial Design program at Appalachian State University, read our full story here: Meet Industrial Design Professor Michael Rall.