NJIT News Room

Looking for something?
Search Newsroom
RSS Feed

Interior Design Student Wins ASID-NJ Furniture Design Competition and Scholarship

Tristan Pashalian

Tristan Pashalian of Avon-by-the-Sea, who just completed his third year in the Interior Design program in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, leveraged a project he created during the spring semester for an elective class in furniture design taught by Assistant Professor David Brothers into an award-winning project.  For his efforts, Pashalian won second place in the 2011 Samuel and Rhoda Chalfin Memorial Scholarship Competition for his design of the “Lean Green Chair” that is constructed entirely of cardboard, and held together through compression without the use of glue, tape, or staples. Inspired by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s “Berlin Chair,” Pashalian’s piece can be disassembled and reassembled at will.

Earlier this year, Pashalian was part of the design team that was an eastern regional winner of the 2011 IDEC Student Design Competition for a community healthcare facility.