Deadline for Design Scholarship Application Approaching

Feb. 12, 2007

Häfele America Co. announced another co-sponsorship role in the 2007 ASFD David Kline Memorial Scholarship Design Contest.
In honor of David Kline, a career furniture designer and past member of ASFD (American Society of Furniture Designers), the contest is open to all students in North America who are currently enrolled in an accredited design program.

Entrants are to submit one design project themed upon Häfele's Tab a Honeycomb connector. This connector is used in new furniture designs for constructing and connecting furniture out of honeycomb materials with or without framing materials, creating lighter weight, yet thick panels.

Entries must be received by March 1, 2007, and are to include a design brief, up to four pages of portfolio sketches, renderings and details of the work. All submitted materials should showcase the students' understanding of the design process. Entries must include a letter of standing by the department head or dean of the design school.

The judging committee consisting of five industry professionals will select the award recipients. Scholarship awards will be in the amounts of $3,500, $1,000, and $500 for first, second and third place finishers. Häfele America Co. will present the awards to the winning students at the ASFD Spring Furniture Market dinner on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in High Point, NC.

Entrants may download the application, instructions and information from the ASFD Web site at

Häfele is an international leader in furniture hardware, cabinet hardware, architectural builder's hardware and electronic locking systems. Products include decorative hardware, ornaments, corbels, moldings, connectors, hinges, sliding and roller shutters for furniture, architectural sliding systems for wood and glass, drawer slides, upholstery hardware, lighting and access control/locking identification systems. Also available are organizational products for the kitchen, bath, closet, office and home entertainment. The full range of Häfele products can be found in the Complete Häfele Furniture/Cabinetry and Architectural/Builders catalogs and on the Web at

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