Sub-Zero Freezer Company and Wolf Appliance Company, makers of residential refrigeration, wine storage and cooking appliances, named the winners of their 2004/05 Kitchen Design Contest.
Three national winners were recognized in the category of best kitchen utilizing a full-size Sub-Zero built-in 600 Series or integrated 700 Series unit and Wolf cooking appliance, and were handpicked from a group of 48 regional winners.
Michael Neumann, architect, Jairo Camelo and Daniel Gillen from Michael Neumann Architecture LLC in New York City took first place and were awarded U.S. $20,000. Neumann’s clients, a philanthropic couple, needed a semi-professional kitchen to accommodate cooking and seating for up to 50 people, and also provide a welcoming atmosphere in which the family and staff can eat and work.
Elaine Cecconi, of Cecconi Simone Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, took second place and was awarded a $10,000 prize. Cecconi was tasked with creating an elegant minimalist kitchen that would be separate and distinct from the adjoining living area.
David Jameson of David Jameson Architects in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., received $5,000 for his third-place prize. Judges said they were impressed with Jameson’s use of the integration possibilities available from the appliances -- he created a kitchen that is virtually unrecognizable as such because the appliances are incorporated seamlessly.
Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero/Wolf Kitchen Design Contest is held every 2 years and recognizes kitchen designers, architects, interior designers and builders for advancing outstanding kitchen design.
More than 1,000 entries were received from professional kitchen designers around the world and were carefully reviewed by a panel of seven independent judges. Entries were judged on the aesthetical and functional use of the space and the functional placement of the Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, along with innovative kitchen design.
“With this contest we are honoring the design professionals who have helped make Sub-Zero and Wolf the definitive components of the uncompromised kitchen,” said Jim Bakke, president and CEO for Sub-Zero and Wolf. “It was a great contest, and our judges had a difficult time in the selection of these beautiful design-winning entries.”
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