The Bienenstock Furniture Library announces another new scholarship for its annual student furniture design competition, reflecting a $7,500 contribution made in memory of legacy furnishings designer Dudley Moore, Sr.
Dudley Moore, Sr. was the grandson of a prominent chair manufacturer from the mountains of North Carolina who initially relocated as a freelance designer to the High Point area, known as the Furniture Capital of the World. The company he eventually worked to establish remains one of the largest independent residential furniture design firms serving clients in the global home furnishings industry.
The contribution was initiated by Moore’s children, Dudley Moore, Jr. and Carolyn Moore Shaw, who are executives and co-owners of Otto and Moore, Inc. Furniture Design, which was co-founded by their father in 1960. The firm has been recognized for design excellence throughout the years, with more than a dozen International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle awards.
“Otto & Moore has been involved with the library’s student design competition since its inception, as we are committed to supporting young designers and encouraging them to pursue careers in our industry,” says Moore, Jr., who additionally serves as board vice president for the Bienenstock Library Furniture.
“Our father very much enjoyed hiring young talent, and teaching them the skills they would need to be successful,” adds Shaw. “We can think of no better way to recognize our dad’s contributions to the industry, than to continue his tradition of mentorship by sponsoring the Bienenstock Furniture Design Competition in his honor.”
Entries for the 2023 student challenge, newly christened The Dudley Moore, Sr. Furniture Design Competition, will be accepted in December, with two ranked winners selected and named by March 1, 2023. A check for $5,000.00 will be awarded to the student earning first place in the challenge; with $1,500.00 going to second place. At the first place winner’s school, the furniture design department will additionally receive $1,000.
The library’s annual student challenge includes The Barbour Spangle Interior Design Competition, which was launched in May with $7,500 in scholarships funded by High Point-based interior design firm Barbour Spangle Design. Winners of the 2023 student challenges for the furniture and interior design categories will be announced at the same time.