Students and staff at Art Center’s Designmatters program will make their mark on Fast Company’s upcoming issue dedicated to design.
Kim Chow designed the clip-on faucet device, Balde A Balde, that turns any water basin into a source of flowing water for those who lack running water in their homes. And Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You created a $40 foot-powered washer, Giradora, which cuts the water and time needed for laundry.
The finalists will appear in Fast Company’s October issue, “Good Design = Good Business,” on newsstands on Sept. 18. Winners will be announced Oct. 16 at a special event in New York as part of National Design Week.
Additionally, Fast Company editors named Mariana Amatullo, vice president of the Designmatters department, to the 2012 Co.Design 50, a list of the most influential designers shaping the future. Amatullo and other winners will highlighted in an eight-page feature in the magazine’s October issue.
“It is humbling and a real thrill to get a pat on the back in this way for the growing body of work of Designmatters at Art Center,” Amatullo said. “The recognition is a tribute to the talent and creativity of so many of our students, and to the contributions of a team of outstanding colleagues.”