Kitchen surface specialists Wilsonart UK has announced the winners of its laminate work surface competition.
During 2016, designers and retailers were invited to submit designs that utilised the company’s ultra-thin, solid core Zenith laminate introduced earlier in the year.
Ruby Kiernan, marketing executive for Wilsonart UK said: “We wanted to highlight the amazing uses for Zenith – it’s much more than a straightforward laminate. Retailers and installers can work with it on site to create upstands, water fall end panels, open shelves, pet boxes, tray spaces, all kinds of things.
“The competition was designed to encourage designers to think of laminate as a key part of the kitchen design and not just the final addition. The standard of entries was extremely high and we are all delighted by both the number of entries and the creative approaches shown.”
The first prize went to Gareth Allan of B&Q York Warehouse. He combined two Zenith decors within the space creating a material mix effect also carried through into the dining area. The stepped island unit highlights the distinctive black edge as a feature while providing an effective seating area.
Second prize went to Krishan Patel of B&Q who demonstrated how you can incorporate internal and external curves using Zenith worktops, something that cannot be created easily with other worktop materials but is easily achieved with Zenith due to the solid core.
The third prize went to Emma Godfrey of Magnet Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Her design demonstrated how Zenith can be used not just as a work surface but for open shelving and framing to create a contrasting statement within the overall kitchen design.
Picture shows: Gareth Allan of B&Q York Warehouse winning design.
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