2011 KBDI AUSTRALIAN KITCHEN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Australian designer Kim Duffin CKD AU has taken out the coveted “KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year 2011” award at the recent KBDi DESIGN20eleven National Awards, held on Saturday 23rd July. Sponsored by Smeg, this top award was presented at a sumptuous gala evening that was the fitting end to another successful two-day conference for kitchen and bathroom professionals.
KBDi Executive Director Alex Milne said the awards, once again, recognised the top calibre of kitchen and bathroom designers who are leading the way in innovative, solution-based design. “I’m proud that we have maintained the high standards set over the previous two awards series and that our members have challenged themselves to continually raise the bar in all facets of kitchen and bathroom design,” Alex added.
Kim’s entry was also awarded the “KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year 2011 QLD” and the “KBDi Designer - Large Kitchens QLD 2011” award.
The judges commented on the excellence of this design, which they said featured a perfect balance of form, function, and contemporary styling. “For its inspiration, the design relied on the natural bushland that surrounds the home and a glass splashback effectively brings the outside in,” the judges said. “A key feature, the island, houses a bespoke stainless steel sink and integrated dishwasher”.
KBDi is the only national organisation exclusively for kitchen and bathroom designers. The KBDi Awards acknowledge the excellence in design, innovation, talent and professionalism of kitchen and bathroom designers in Australia.