Every year Caesarstone showcases the best in kitchen design as suppliers and designers come together to compete for the official Kitchen of the Year title and R100 000 cash prize. In 2016 the competition was split into two categories: local and international kitchens.
The judges panel consisted of industry experts Philip Richards of blu_line Kitchens, former ELLE Decoration South Africa editor Bielle Bellingham, executive producer of Cardova Productions, Bradley van der Berg, Mor Kisher from Caesarstone International and chef Karen Dudley.
LOCAL DESIGN WINNER
The winner of South Africa’s best local kitchen was found in Kwa Zulu Natal and designed by Amy Kidger and Michele Throssell Interiors. This design features timber cladding, sliding glass and steel shelves – a perfect blend of raw and refined materials incorporating Italian chic with homegrown soul.
‘We’d recently been on a trip to Italy to Milan and Venice and were so inspired by the kitchens we saw at Poliform and Valcucina, which was perfect for this home and lended itself to a kitchen that had the sleekness and modernity of a European kitchen, but also needed soul.’
– Michele Throssell
IMPORTED DESIGN WINNER
The winner of South Africa’s top imported kitchen was designed by Sam Edmeades and Paul Raymer from Inside Living (Garden Route). Found in a luxurious holiday home in Plettenberg Bay, the kitchen has a distinct European style with timber finishes, pure white Caesarstone surfaces and shades of cement for a slight industrial feel.
‘I’ve been following this competition for a few years now and so just to be a finalist, let alone the winner of our category, is amazing. I’m so proud of Paul and I for what we have achieved with this design.’
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‘Being able to bring South Africa’s top kitchen designs to the world is incredibly exciting for us – we just hope we’ve helped to inspire the industry as a whole and challenged designers to keep pushing the boundaries.’
– Trevor King, marketing director of Caesarstone South Africa
Images courtesy of Caesarstone Kitchen of the Year
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