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International Best of the Best design award…


Wisconsin 2010 – Sub-Zero, Inc. And Wolf Appliance, Inc., the industry leaders in refrigeration, wine storage, and cooking equipment, announced recently that Marazzi Design from London UK was selected as the European International Design Award winner in the companies 2008-09 Kitchen Design Contest. This prestigious contest honours design professional throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe, who have helped make Sub-Zero and Wolf definitive components of uncompromised kitchens.

“Since the inaugural competition in 1993, our Kitchen Design Contest has recognized 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.”

Seven distinguished industry professionals evaluated more than 1,400 entries throughout the world and identified Marazzi Design as a winner. The panel of judges that selected the winners based on unique and beautiful kitchen design was:

  • Jeffrey Demure, AIA, Jeffrey Demure + Associates, El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Jamie Drake, ASID, Drake Design Associates, New York, NY
  • Doug Durbin, nu Haus, Highland Park, IL
  • Cheryl Hamilton-Grey, Hamilton-Grey Design, Carlsbad, CA
  • Barbara Houston, Houston + Associates, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Ltd, Atlanta, GA
  • Dalia Tamari, Dalia Kitchens Design, Boston, MA

“We at Marazzi Design are pleased to be recognized by Sub-Zero and Wolf as a leading designer in the nation. We work hard with our clients to make beautiful kitchens come alive. We always strive for the best innovation and craftsmanship and this award is an acknowledgement that this hard work pays off.”

The top 5 regional winners in the Kitchen Design Contest from around the world received a cash prize and a trip for two to the awards event at The Breakers, Palm Beach FL, March 24 – 28. At a gala celebration that week in Florida, the top five international winners were selected and more than $115,000.00 in cash prize money was distributed.

The contest was developed by Sub-Zero and Wolf as a way of recognizing the kitchen design professional and the critical role they play in making beautiful kitchens happen. The contest is held every two years.

Project Name: Marsden

The kitchen design, was to be part of a large open plan area, which would also have to form part of the living and dining area, so careful consideration had to given to the day to day requirements of the family, since this was to become the most frequently used area of the home.

The clients brief was to have a real wow factor from the kitchen design, so when not being used, it would be a stand alone design statement.

It also had to be a practical ergonomic working kitchen, allowing social interaction was also high up on the wish list, since they had regular dinner parties and lots of family and friends who would frequently visit.

The main design of the kitchen is a completely free standing 4 metre diameter island.

Within the working centre of the island everything is at hand, this ergonomic solution meant that in such a big open plan room, all the main requirements, fridge freezer, oven, hobs, sink and storage are no more then a step away.

The circular ergonomic design also complements the natural twisting movements of the body.

The outer circumference is wonderfully sociable and invites people to sit, chat, interact, or just watch the cook at work, with a glass of wine or cup of coffee at hand.

The design has a naturally flowing and harmonious presence within the room, the recessed feature lighting generates warmth and a comfortable mood throughout the large open plan area.

Electric touch drawers on the inside, state of the art appliances, including Sub zero – wolf, and Zip really set the standard. Colour temperature changing led tap is a fun feature.

The completely bespoke design utilises composites of marine ply, wood and hdf, all hand formed, enabling the concept design to be realised.

Using deep Candy metallic lacquer, animates the rounded, curved elements of the furniture, adding a whole different dimension to the surface design.

Seamless volcanic worktop, with inlaid cracked ice bar reinforces the organic structure of the design.

The Marsden Kitchen