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A cut above the rest: award-winning kitchens

Jul 20, 2017
  • Article by Online Editor

A number of Australian kitchen designers and architects have been announced as finalists in a global competition run by Sub-Zero and Wolf.

Picked from a field of more than 1,500 entrants, five of the 25 finalists in the Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) were local, displaying the standard at which Australian design currently sits.

The Australian finalists include:

Fergus Scott of Fergus Scott Architects, The Farm – Global finalist for Contemporary category

The Farm by Fergus Scott Architects. Photo by Michael Nicholson.
The Far’s kitchen by Fergus Scott Architects. Photo by Michael Nicholson.

The Farm is a massive modern, coastal retreat located on the south-east coast of Australia and is the recipient of Best Transitional Kitchen in the KDC Awards.

The Farm by Fergus Scott Architects. Photo by Michael Nicholson.
The Farm by Fergus Scott Architects. Photo by Michael Nicholson.

Tony Chenchow of Chenchow Little Architects, Darling Point apartment – Global finalist for Contemporary category

Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

This kitchen fitout, by Chenchow Little, sought to capture and embrace the faceting geometry of the original 1970s apartment building to give it renewed life and accentuate panoramic views. The space is novel, flexible and well equipped with a design that maximises daylight penetration and cross-ventilation.

Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Matt Gibson of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, Abstract house  Global finalist for Contemporary category 

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Abstract house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photo by Shannon McGrath.
Visitors to the Abstract house arrive at the kitchen island bench and generally congregate in this area of the house where concealed sliding doors opens up onto a central courtyard and garden opposite. A scullery kitchen adjacent with additional bench space, second dishwasher and sink provide a continuation of the kitchen within a concealable room for dinner party dirties! The thickset monolithic marble bench doubles as a bar and servery and can be used for kids’ meals if required on weeknights.
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Abstract house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photo by Shannon McGrath.

Miriam Fanning of Mim Design, DRF residence – Global finalist for Transitional category

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DRF residence by Mim Design. Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

The Edwardian home uses milky undertones with marble benchtops, which are complemented by white oiled oak floors. This space is also a recipient of Best Contemporary Kitchen in the KDC Awards.

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DRF residence by Mim Design. Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

David Selden of David Selden Design, Lumiere penthouse – Global finalist for Contemporary category

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The Lumiere penthouse by David Selden Architects. Photo courtesy the Sub-Zero and Wolf.

The Lumiere home is a world-class penthouse that sought the highest and uncompromised quality for all aspects of the design. The owners purchased the space as an empty shell and take advantage of the expansive spaces with reflective materials.

Lumiere penthouse by David Seldin Architects. Photo courtesy the Sub-Zero and Wolf.
Lumiere penthouse by David Selden Architects. Photo courtesy the Sub-Zero and Wolf.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of seven esteemed architects and kitchen designers from The United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Brazil.

All finalists will receive a trip for two to attend the Winners’ Summit and Gala in California. The contest’s 10 Global winners will be announced at the gala on 25 September, honouring their achievements in design.

See the full list of finalists here.

Lead image: Abstract house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photo by Shannon McGrath.


Check out more work from some of the finalists, including Matt Gibson A + D, Mim Design, and David Selden.

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