Brilliant SA Designers claim the titles of
KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year 2015 – SA, and
KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year 2015 – SA,
Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) held its highly anticipated Gala and Awards in Cairns on Saturday night 29th August.
Australia’s finest kitchen and bathroom designers enjoyed an evening of celebration in the tropical surrounds of the Hilton Cairns, where the Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) recognised the incredible talent of our nation’s design professionals. The finalists can all be proud of reaching the final round. We congratulate all of the winners on their well-deserved win.
Alex Norman and Jordan Smith did exceptionally well across a range of categories and took home 5 trophies:
Jordan had a clean sweep of the chapter bathroom awards, winning both category titles of Designer – Small Bathrooms SA, and Designer – Large Bathrooms SA. Jordan’s large bathroom went on to secure her the accolade of KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year 2015 – SA for the second year running!
About Jordan’s winning project: A three-way bathroom no longer suited these clients, and they were looking to convert this less than perfect space into a functional retreat. By removing internal walls and partitions, the designer created an open, spacious and practical bathroom that met the clients’ needs. The judges admired the luxurious fixtures and finishes, the stylish repetition of organic shapes in the bath, and feature lighting. Clear and concise documentation made the judging straightforward, and secured this designer the chapter award.
Alex made her way to the stage early in the evening to collect the category award for Designer – Large Kitchens SA. Her stunning design entry went on to secure her the chapter award, and the title of KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year 2015 – SA.
About Alex’s winning project: This 1980s home is typical of its era, and with a number of small, inefficient rooms, presented the designer with an awkward space to work with. The designer rose to the challenge, and successfully manipulated this space to create an open and inviting kitchen and living area that met the client’s comprehensive brief. The almost all white colour scheme allows the home’s architectural features and timber joinery to sing, and a solid surface benchtop spans the seven and a half metre length without joins or distraction.
The winning projects will be featured on our website in the coming weeks.
The KBDi national designer awards program for 2015 is sponsored by Lincoln Sentry, Cabinet Makers Insurance Brokers, KBDi Designers International Tour 2016, Smeg Australia, Universal Magazines – Kitchen and Bathroom Quarterly and Austaron Surfaces.