Int’l Design Contest Winners Announced
Croydon, U.K. Three U.S. and two Canadian designers have won the
right to represent their countries at the International Bathroom
and Kitchen Designer Awards, to be held next month in London.
Award winners for the U.S. were: Frank J. Valdes of Cambridge,
MA-based FJV Design, who scored first prize in the U.S. kitchens
category, and the design team of Elaine Marlatt and Cyndi Stever,
from Seattle, WA-based Voute Design Group, Inc. who took first
place in the U.S. bathrooms category.
Anthony Binns, CKD, CBD, of Pickering, Ontario-based Binns Inc.
won the title for best Canadian kitchen, while Tim Scott of
Toronto, Ontario-based XTC Designs Inc. took top honors for
The winners were awarded airfare and hotel stay for themselves
and a companion to the Industry’s Oscars, a gala event to be held
at Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel.
Sponsored by Bathrooms + Kitchens Magazine, based here, the
contest was judged at NKBA headquarters in Hackettstown, NJ, and
were scored on presentation, safety and ergonomics, plus on the
value added by the designer.
Judges for the contest included Bathrooms + Kitchens publisher
Kevin Crook, Bathrooms + Kitchens editor Philippa Turrell, Kitchen
& Bath Design News editor Janice Anne Costa and designer Alan
Asarnow of the Ridgewood, NJ-based Ulrich, Inc.