Saturday, April 5, 2008


The Sub-Zero Kitchen Design Contest

Designer's Choice Award Winner by Phyllis Taylor

Since 1993, Sub-Zero and Wolf have been organizing a biannual contest to recognize those designers who best use their appliances in a kitchen scheme. They've sorted through 1600 entries this year to come up with overall category winners and regional winners as well. salutes the New York kitchen designers who've been recognized by Sub-Zero this year. They include Katherine Chia of Desai Chia Architecture in New York, Doug Holt of Professional Kitchen Design Group
in Buffalo and J. Douglas Peix & Steven J. Marchetti, also based in New York.

Based on the entries that have come in from around the globe, several trends have been identified which comprise what the judges call the next "movement" in kitchen design:

Smaller, High-Quality Kitchens

Mixture of Materials and Textures

Sustainable, Second Life Integration

Light and Dark Duality

Simple, Clean Lines

Eco-savvy Kitchens

Feeling inspired? Find a NY Kitchen Designer on

Below is a list of the winners and their categories:

Top Three Winners:
Best Kitchen Utilizing a Full-Size Sub-Zero Built-In or Integrated
Unit and Wolf Cooking Instrument

First Place Winner Warner McConaughey, Hammersmith, Inc.,
Atlanta, GA

Second Place Winner Elaine Cecconi, Cecconi Simone, Inc.,
Toronto, Ontario

Third Place Winner Phyllis Taylor, The Taylor & Taylor
Partnership, Miami, FL

Specialty Winners:
Best use of Wine Storage in a Unique Location
Jost Lunstroth, Vineyard Wine Cellars, Addison, TX

Student Category
Katie Fotheringham, Utah State University

Best Dealer Showroom Using Sub-Zero and Wolf
Doug Durbin, nuHaus, Highland Park, IL

Best use of Sub-Zero and/or Wolf in an Outdoor Kitchen
Dee David, Dee David and Co, Falls Church, VA

Best use of Integrated Refrigeration Outside the Kitchen
Jean Stoffer, Jean Stoffer Design, River Forest, IL

The Designers' Choice Award
Phyllis Taylor, The Taylor & Taylor Partnership, Miami, FL

For more information, visit Sub-Zero

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