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Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove have announced the global winners of the 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest.
“The Global Winners of the Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest have earned their place as the industry’s best of the best, and we applaud these pioneering professionals for their outstanding creativity and dedication to pushing the boundaries of design,” said Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “We are honored to celebrate their success and award-winning work that keeps Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove at the forefront of innovative kitchen design and demonstrates the endless possibilities our appliances offer trade professionals and their clients.”
“Hailing from 15 countries worldwide and 45 states across the U.S., the entrants of the 2019-2021 Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest brought an incredibly diverse range of designs and unique perspectives to the table,” Sue Waters, Marketing Specialist and Kitchen Design Contest Expert at Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “Our panel of distinguished judges were impressed by the level of attention to detail and remarkable creativity exhibited in the projects they evaluated across all categories.”
The contest’s esteemed panel of seven judges evaluated more than 1,700 entries to determine 28 finalists and one student winner, from which the global winners were selected. All Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest finalists received an exclusive, expenses-paid trip for two to the Winners’ Summit and Gala held in Nashville, Tenn. The event included an awards dinner and gala, a judges’ roundtable discussion, a variety of activities and local excursions, and several opportunities to network and socialize with peers – some of the most talented design professionals in the world.
One of the contest judges, Sandra Agurto of Cabinetry Creations, shared details about the trends she observed. “For this competition, many projects used the color green and we saw bolder colors, like maroon and blues, being integrated into back pantries and other spaces as well. I think we’ll be seeing an even wider range of colors used throughout kitchen designs moving forward,” said Agurto. “And while there were still a lot of white kitchens, they might become a bit warmer in tone instead of bright white. Another trend that stood out to me was the amazing stone work and metal inlays being incorporated into the designs.”
Each Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest finalist received $2,000 for achieving Finalist status. The following global winners were awarded additional cash prizes, totaling $215,000 – the largest sum in the contest’s history.
Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest Global Winners
Contemporary Kitchen Design category
First Place: Adam Kane of Adam Kane Architects (South Melbourne, Australia) took top honors and was awarded $35,000.
Second Place: John Bornas of Workroom (Richmond, Australia) was named the winner and awarded $20,000.
Third Place: Stéphane Rasselet of naturehumaine architecture & design (Montreal, Québec, Canada) was named the winner and awarded $10,000.
Traditional Kitchen Design category
First Place: Barbara Foley of Bouton and Foley Interiors, Inc. (Paradise Valley, Ariz.), with Kim Bouton of Bouton and Foley Interiors, Inc., took top honors and was awarded $35,000.
Second Place: Andrea Swan of Swan Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Joe Paetzel of Swan Architecture, Kareem Reda of Anderson Reda, and Sue Weldon of Harris Weldon Interiors, was named the winner and awarded $20,000.
Third Place: Kristine Anderson of PKA Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Carl Olson of PKA Architecture, Lauren Buxbaum of Nate Berkus Interiors, and Randy Haapala of HNH Homes, was named the winner and awarded $10,000.
Transitional Kitchen Design category
First Place: Mick De Giulio of de Giulio kitchen design (Wilmette, Ill.), with Gregg Webb of de Giulio kitchen design and Kathy Manzella of de Giulio kitchen design, took top honors and was awarded $35,000.
Second Place: Jonathan Spicer of Spicer Architecture (Sydney, Australia), with Isabelle Harris of Isabelle Harris Design, was named the winner and awarded $20,000.
Third Place: Celeste Robbins of Robbins Architecture (Winnetka, Ill.) was named the winner and awarded $10,000.
Small Space Kitchen: Trevor Wallace of Reflect Architecture (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was named the winner and awarded $5,000.
First-Time Entrant: April Tomlin of April Tomlin Interiors (Nashville, Tenn.), with Jonathan Torode of Pfeffer Torode Architecture, was named the winner and awarded $5,000.
Best Use Outside of Kitchen: Steve Karp of Bentwood of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) was named the winner and awarded $5,000.
Student Winner: Afnan Bashaikh was named the winner and awarded $5,000.
The panel of seven judges, each a previous Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest winner and an expert in their respective discipline, includes:
Davy Swanenberg of Culimaat High-End Kitchens (Netherlands)
Jean Stoffer of Jean Stoffer Design (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mark Stumer of Mojo Stumer Associates (Greenvale, N.Y.)
Martin de Sousa of Designström (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sandra Agurto of Cabinetry Creations, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.)
Stacy Eisenmann of Eisenmann Architecture (Albany, Calif.)
Martin Holliday of Chiselwood (Lincolnshire, U.K.)