Sub-Zero and Wolf Announce 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest – Kitchen and Bath Design News

Madison, WI – Sub-Zero and Wolf have announced the return of their Kitchen Design Contest, which recognizes design professionals throughout the world for innovative kitchen designs that incorporate Sub-Zero and Wolf products.

“The contest is designed to have a significant and lasting impact on participants beyond award recognition and prizes,” said Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “It’s a great opportunity for contestants to network with like-minded professionals to exchange ideas, find inspiration for their future projects, and ultimately elevate their career.”

Contest entries are evaluated by a panel of seven judges, all of whom are previous Kitchen Design Contest winners. The judges come from from various fields including architecture, interior design, and kitchen design: E.J. Meade of Arch 11, Inc., Boulder, CO; Vasi Ypsilantis of The Breakfast Room, Ltd., Manhasset, NY; Friedemann Weinhardt of Design First Interiors, Ottawa, Ontario; Cristina Menezes of Arquitetura e Decoração LTDA, Brazil; Davy Swanenberg of Culimaat High End Kitchens, Netherlands; Sandra Agurto of Cabinetry Creations, Inc., Orlando, FL; and Stacy Eisenmann of Eisenmann Architecture, Albany, CA.     

The judges will review each kitchen and select the top entries from around the world in spring 2017. Twenty-five finalists will receive a trip for two to the Winners’ Summit & Gala, to be held in fall 2017, where the global contest winners will be announced. The Summit & Gala location will be revealed later this fall.

Sub-Zero and Wolf will award cash prizes for first and second place in each of the contemporary, transitional, and traditional design categories, as well as awarding one best first-time entry, student entry, and, new this year, small spaces kitchen and outdoor kitchen categories.

Eligibility for the contest requires that all design and construction be fully completed within the contest period of Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016. Indoor kitchen designs eligible for the contest must include at least one full-size built-in or integrated Sub-Zero refrigeration unit and at least one Wolf primary cooking appliance, including ranges, rangetops, ovens and cooktops. Outdoor kitchen designs must include at least one Wolf grill in addition to one Sub-Zero refrigeration unit. Both indoor and outdoor designs require submission of a floor plan and elevation or perspective drawings, and a minimum of three color photographs of the completed design.

The Kitchen Design Contest will accept entries through Jan. 31, 2017. Entry is free of charge. For additional information or to enter the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, go to


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