Accent Studio Wins First Place in World-Renowned Design Star Framing Competition

Accent Studio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is pleased to announce their first place win in the custom-framed photography category in Larson-Juhl's Fifth Annual Design Star Framing Competition.

"Design Star has become an event that truly celebrates the talent and creativity of our industry. Year after year, we continue to be inspired by the works submitted in the competition. The acknowledgement of extraordinary custom framing and a chance to network with individuals in the industry is what makes this event truly special each year," shares Drew Van Pelt, Larson-Juhl CEO. Larson-Juhl, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world's premier designer, manufacturer and distributor of fine custom frames of enduring style and craftsmanship.

Hundreds of custom frame designs were submitted to the framing competition held at the West Coast Art & Frame Show in Las Vegas. Custom framers from around the world sent in photographs of their creative framing projects in seven different categories. The panel of judges, comprised of industry experts, selected first, second and third place winners in each category.

Accent Studio's winning entry featured a famous 1940 black and white photograph of American dancer Martha Graham entitled "The Kick". "Black and white photographs can be very challenging to frame," said Mel Reeder, co-owner of Accent Studio. "The tendency is to just use a white mat and black frame but we wanted to accentuate the movement captured in this famous photograph." Accent Studio's winning design featured three different gray mats cut and layered to mimic the dancer's kicking motion.