Rotational Molding Product Competition Announces Student Winners

Winsell Incorporated, led by IDSA Member Fred Shockey, has announced the winners of its 2017 International Rotational Molding Product Design Competition, with the goal of inspiring emerging industrial design students to create breakthrough consumer products that utilize the latest technologies in rotational molding. Judging criteria includes: originality, process-ability, growth potential, beauty and visual appeal, tool building compatibility and use of appropriate materials and category compliance.

First Place: Mary Malyka Abromson, Purdue University. POD outdoor seating, utilizing rotomold techniques. The initial form offers a standing table for people to interact. Users then can take apart POD to reveal two chairs and a table for more social interaction.

Second Place: Mariah Zambuto, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). First Farm is a beginning platform to help children grow edible food.

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Columbus College of Art & Design: Hsiu-Wen Chang
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD): Alexander Maghsadi and Jace Stinson
  • Purdue University: Sarah Gustafson, Erik Juliusson and Ana Coello
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout: Jessica Kreitz, Julia Hurley, Nate Eberle and Elizabeth Martin

The Rotational Molding Product Design Competition is organized by Winsell Inc., with support from Diversified Mold & Castings.

“The rotational molding industry is fueled by the creative ideas of product designers,” says Shockey. “When we cultivate and celebrate emerging talent in the field, we will thrive. The Product Design Competition gives us a glimpse into the future of rotational molding, while also ensuring that future.”