Art and Design Students to Compete in Morrow Design Competition

By whitlocd | December 6, 2011

Arcadia University Art and Design students will compete in the first-ever Morrow Design Competition (MDC), sponsored by Langhorne Carpet Company. Led by Christine Bomberowich, Adjunct Professor of Interior Design, students will form one of 10 teams from regional design programs vying for creative authorship of Langhorne Carpet Company’s new Eco Line, which will feature two designs in multiple color combinations woven on the mill’s Jacquard Wilton broadloom. Team entries, which are required to draw inspiration from the plant and animal kingdoms, will be judged next spring by a panel of leading design and marketing professionals.

Bill Morrow, President of Langhorne Carpet Company and a fourth-generation mill owner-operator, whose mother, Winnifred M. Morrow, is a graduate of Beaver College Class of 1944, visited Arcadia’s campus on Dec. 1. He spoke to students and faculty in the Art and Design program about the Jacquard design process. And he explained that in addition to awarding cash prizes to top finishers, Langhorne will donate a portion of the sales from the Eco Line to non-profit conservation organizations, including the Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, sponsor of the Philadelphia Flower Show. The student-designers will be invited to tour and sketch at both the Zoo and the Flower Show as part of their research.