Kitchen and Bathroom innovation celebrated at the KBDi Conference + Designer Awards Gala 2023
6 September 2023
We are delighted to share the resounding success achieved at the KBDI Conference and Designer Awards Gala, held on the weekend of August 18th-19th. The event took place at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves, bringing together design professionals from the kitchen and bathroom industry.
We are delighted to share the resounding success achieved at the KBDI Conference and Designer Awards Gala, held on the weekend of August 18th-19th. The event took place at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves, bringing together design professionals from the kitchen and bathroom industry.
Saturday evening was a memorable occasion as it marked the culmination of creatively and innovation at the KBDi Designer Awards Gala for the finest kitchen and bathroom designs in the country. Hettich Australia was a proud sponsor of the event, sponsoring all kitchen category awards in the 2023 KBDi Designer Awards program. Bobby Salami, Hettich Business Development Manager assisted in showcasing the finalists and winners during the awards night dinner and managing director of Hettich Australia Martin Gane presenting the highly anticipated ‘Kitchen Designer of the Year’ award.
A hearty and well-deserved congratulations go out to the exceptional winners:
KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year 2023 – the talented Melbourne-based designer Rina Cohen from RCI won the highly sought-after crown of the KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year 2023. Her triumph comes as no surprise, given her unwavering dedication to perfection in her captivating kitchen and bathroom project. Picture this: cozy oak-toned cabinets playing a game of contrast with refreshing mint green hues in the winning kitchen project, all skilfully orchestrated by Rina. Her exceptional achievement has also earned her the esteemed accreditation of Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD).
KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year 2023 – Ashley Maddison, the creative force behind AM Interior Studio claimed the title of the best kitchen designer. Her ingenious creation, a villa-inspired kitchen adorned with inviting beige and warm tones, captivated the judging panel and seamlessly embodied the essence of the client’s lifestyle for hosting events as ardent entertainers, while also fulfilling the functional aspects of a well-thought-out space.
KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year 2023 – The Birdblack Design team from Wollongong soared to victory in the bathroom categories in their home state, and subsequently securing the national title of KBDi’s Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year to no surprise. Their winning concept was impeccably showcased, with flawless documentation that left no room for doubt. Softly textured Venetian plastered walls creating an ambiance reminiscent of an ocean moon glow, perfectly complemented by the play of light and the graceful curvature of solid surface benchtops enveloping the space. Undoubtedly, this bathroom creation emerged as the favourite among the judging panel.
Hettich Australia remains committed to supporting the innovation within the kitchen and bathroom design industry. Heartfelt congratulations are extended to all participants and winners for their remarkable achievements.