SCE Students Win Top Prizes in Carnegie Student Wallcovering Competition


Julia Grunberg (MFA ID ’15) presents her winning design to the Carnegie jury. Image: Carnegie Fabrics

Textile manufacturer Carnegie Fabrics recently challenged students at Parsons, Pratt, SVA, and FIT to create a high performance environmental wallcovering design, and three Parsons students took home top prizes. Julia Grunberg (MFA ID ’15) won first place, and AAS students Mariel Levine and Caroline Edmondson won third place.

The competing students were mentored by Carnegie Executive Director Mary Holt and guided through a 6 week development process lead by Carnegie designer Hyun Koh. The competition challenged the students to come up designs made of thermoplastic olefin, an environmental alternative to the common wallcovering material PVC. The design also needed to be appropriate for a contract wallcovering application.


Competition Winners: Mariel Levin (Parsons AAS), Caroline Edmonson (Parsons AAS), Julie Grunberg (Parsons MFA ID), Alexandra Goldberg (Pratt MFA ID) and Aldana Garcia (Pratt MFA ID)