Mesve Vardar is an award-winning industrial designer and creative leader with over a decade of experience in the contract furniture industry. In her most recent role as Director of Industrial Design at Humanscale, she was responsible for leading the development of human-centered, research-based ergonomic products across all
product categories. In her tenure, she has been behind a number of celebrated Humanscale products that have received numerous international design awards. Among other pursuits, she continues to serve on the Design Advisory Board at Humanscale.
She received her BA in Art History and Fine Arts from New York University, and has a MID from Pratt Institute.
IDEA 2020 JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE
What are you looking for in an IDEA-winning product?
Designs that solve a problem, or address a need and that will stand the test of time in terms of both durability and aesthetic appeal.
What is the biggest shift in the design world you’ve noticed since your career began?
Broader industry awareness and acceptance of the importance of sustainability and the role we play as designers to include that in our process.
What keeps you inspired?
Traveling and learning about diverse cultures reminds me that there are several ways to approach a problem.
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