25th Sterling Design Competition

This article features the 25th Sterling Design Competition held at Lever House, New York City on May 30-June 19, 1984.

Mark E. Fortune, Teapot - 25th Sterling Design Competition
First Prize Winner, Mark E. Fortune, Teapot

The 25th Sterling Design Competition, sponsored by the Sterling Silversmiths Guild of America, for the American design students this year emphasized functional forms for the tabletop of 169 entries, 10 non awards, including Mark Fortune’s Sterling Teapot, first prize, Lee Boroson’s Sakl Serving Pitcher, second prize, and Kye-yeon Son’s Liquor Decanter with Four Cups, third prize. The, special prize for best flatware entry went to John Horn for his five-piece place setting, Another 51 entries were chosen for exhibition.

Judges of the 1984 competition were Jamie Bennett, Kurt Matzdorf and Frank Perry, Director of Design at Oneida Silversmiths.

Lee Boroson, Saki Serving Pitcher
Second Prize Winner, Lee Boroson, Saki Serving Pitcher
Kye-yeon Son, Liquor Decanter with Four Cups
Third Prize Winner, Kye-yeon Son, Liquor Decanter with Four Cups
Heather N. Williams, Hand Mirror
Fourth Prize Winner, Heather N. Williams, Hand Mirror
John E. Horn, Five-Piece Place Setting
Special Flatware Prize Winner, John E. Horn, Five-Piece Place Setting

By Metalsmith Magazine
In association with SNAG's
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