Designer    News 25 Mar 2013

High-end kitchen designers compete for international recognition

Luxury appliances are put to creative use as some of the best high-end kitchen designers compete for international recognition – and one of the industry’s big prizes…

Appliance brand Sub Zero & Wolf will soon be announcing the winners of the regional round of its 2010-12 Kitchen Design Contest – supported by Designer Kitchen & Bathroom – with a number of impressive high-end entries in the running.

The winners of the Best Use of Sub-Zero & Wolf category go through to the global winners contest later in the year, which includes a trip to Madson, Wisconsin, USA, and the chance to win a top prize of $40,000. The global winners’ event includes separate awards for traditional and contemporary kitchens, as well as a designers’ choice and a peoples’ choice award.

The contest is open to anyone working with Sub Zero & Wolf products, including kitchen retailers, kitchen designers, architects, interior designers and builders or developers.

The Kitchen Design Contest takes place every two years and this time, marks its 10th edition. Previous regional winners from the UK include Paul Marazzi of London-based Marazzi Design.

The contest was developed by Sub-Zero & Wolf as a way of recognising kitchen design professionals and the critical role they play in making beautiful kitchens happen.

“Since the inaugural competition in 1993, our Kitchen Design Contest has recognised many of the highest-regarded professions in the industry,” said James J. Bakke, President and CEO of Sub-Zero and Wolf. “Each contest introduces us to designers and architects from around the world that set the tone for kitchen design trends and raise the bar for industry.”

Details of the regional winners of this year’s competition will appear in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom next month.

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