BATHROOM & KITCHEN TODAY25 Nov 2013
Miele announces winners of of 2013 exceptional kitchen design competition
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Miele, the largest family-owned appliance company in the world, was thrilled to announce the winners of ‘The Miele Call for Exceptional Kitchens’. The design competition, in partnership with Architizer, the largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online, received hundreds of entries from more than 200 architects, designers, builders and kitchen aficionados.

“The response from the design community and the calibre of the designs submitted were above and beyond our expectations,” said Catherine Vadino, Trade Marketing Manager for Miele. “From minimalist and modern to traditional, the array of design styles we received showcase the versatility of Miele appliances and their ability to blend seamlessly into any kitchen design.”

Winners in two categories were selected, the Overall Winner and People’s Choice. The Overall Competition went to ‘South Beach Miami Minimal’ by Esteban Cruces and Lisette Aragon, of Alberto/ Esteban. Tasked with renovating a modest 2,000 sq ft unit, Cruces and Aragon fused the dining table and kitchen island to create an ‘island for living’ where a family can share meals, interact, play, study, and surf online.

Highlighted by its minimalist design aesthetic, it features a complete suite of Miele culinary appliances including a Fully Integrated 30” Miele Refrigerator, Fully Integrated 18” Miele Freezer, Fully Integrated 24” Miele Wine Storage System, 30” Miele Electric Cooktop, 70 cm Miele MasterChef Oven and Microwave.

The grand prize was an all-expenses-paid trip to Eurocucina 2014, which would be held in April 2014 in Milan, and a visit to Miele’s global headquarters in Germany.

People's Choice Winner went to ‘Clean, Warm, and All Wrapped Up’ by Lauren Levant Bland, of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd. This kitchen design juxtaposes traditional materials like Oakwood with elegant stainless steel adding warmth to the sleek, modern fixtures. Bay windows, white cabinets, and a tiled backsplash work together with the 30” Miele Masterchef Double Oven, Fully Integrated Dishwasher and Warming Drawer. These elements to give the contemporary kitchen a classic feel.

Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with more than 16,600 employees, 12 production facilities and representation in nearly 100 countries. As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.