Pumpkin Carving Goes Posh at Allsteel

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays (I’m the type of person who starts planning her costume for the following year as soon as November 1 hits), so I was thrilled to receive a media release this morning from Allsteel, which detailed the office furniture manufacturer’s fourth annual Posh Pumpkin contest, sponsored by Office Environments International, Inc. Held last week at the Allsteel Resource Center in Washington, D.C., the competition asked design firms to showcase their best creative pumpkin carvings across a variety of themes, including iconic architects, sea life, and cartoons. (What fun!) Firms entered for a chance to be named the Best in Show and take home a coveted iPad for each team member.

Posh Pumpkin Best In Show 
Envision Design garnered the top prize for its collection of carved architect silhouettes that featured a ghoulish twist, which included “Frank Llyod Fright” and “Mies van Scare Crow” (above).

Posh Pumpkin Charlie Brown 
Burt Hill took first placed in the carved category for its spin on “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (above), which included mini pumpkin spiders; while Hickok Cole Architects was the runner up in that category with its “’Vincent Van Ghoul’s’ Scary Night" pumpkin (below).Posh Pumpkin Vincent Van Ghoul

Posh Pumpkin Blow Fish 
Wisnewski Blair & Associates, winner of the 2009 Posh Pumpkin contest, was awarded first place in the painted category for its “Under the Sea” design that showcased a “Blow Fish,” a coral reef, and sea horse pumpkin/gourd scene (above); while HDR, Inc. created an M&M family (below).Posh Pumpkin M&Ms

How does your firm get into the Halloween spirit each year? Share your stories and photos with us below!

–Stacy Straczynski

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