Monday, September 28, 2009

Stout Art Grads Win Prestigious Design Award

Brothers’ Sustainable Furniture Being Featured In Major Publications

Menomonie, WI, September 24, 2009 – Paul and Vincent Georgeson, UW-Stout grads and owners of furniture company Misewell, have won the Editors’ Choice pick for New Design at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, held in May of 2009. The first time entrants, who began the collection in summer of 2008, have gained nationwide attention for their minimalistic, sustainable designs.

The brothers, who hail from the Milwaukee area, attended UW-Stout for a three-year overlap. Their designs have been featured in the magazines Metropolis, Details and dwell, as well as websites for The New York Times and The Contemporist. Some of their collection has been featured in a segment on CBS Morning News, and gained the attention of popular websites including,, and has appeared in the blog for

Their creations, which they describe as “simple, functional, and honest,” follow the principles of sustainable design. Their 2009 collection employs aluminum, steel, and solid wood as focus materials. Their durable, minimalistic pieces are intended to alter outdated perceptions of the American furniture design aesthetic.

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