October 25, 2011

Shine in the 2011 Clarke Design Contest

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It is that time of the year again, when Clarke invites the New England Design Community to show their best work incorporating Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. We’ve just posted a landing page at www.clarkedesigncontest.com to begin the process for our third Clarke Sub-Zero and Wolf Design Contest.


As in the past, there will be three design categories: Traditional Kitchens (top prize is $4,000), Contemporary Kitchens (top prize is $4,000)  and “Other Room,” which might be a bath, wet bar, family room or other residential space that includes Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances (top prize is $2,000). In addition, this year we are posting all entries online starting in January, and will be adding a “People’s Choice” award category. We’ll invite the public to visit the site and they will vote on their favorite project among all entries and the winning designer will earn a $2,000 prize.This is always a very exciting initiative for Clarke. We are so grateful to the design community for embracing these fine high-performance appliances and know that showcasing great work can inspire both designers and homeowners to think about Sub-Zero and Wolf in a whole new way. Our 2010 judges (Len Casey, kitchen industry educator, entrepreneur and leader; Certified Kitchen Designer and past NKBA president Gail Olsen, of Ducci Kitchens in Goshen, CT; Janice Costa, editor of Kitchen and Bath Design News; and architect David Andreozzi of Andreozzi Architects in Barrington, RI) said that they were extremely impressed with the talent and innovation exemplified by New England’s designers. They believe New England poses unique design challenges including great seasonal changes, very discerning homeowners, a wide variety of home styles and architectural history, and a breadth of residential living settings including seacoast, mountains, urban and country. According to our judges, all of these challenges inspire New England’s designers to go beyond the norm, to create new and exciting spaces.We invite all of New England’s designers to come join us in this exciting competition and look forward to heralding the winners in March 2012.

Here’s a look at last year’s winners:

Traditional Kitchen – First Place 
Gerard Ciccarello of Covenant Kitchens & Baths in Westbrook, CT

Traditional Kitchen – Second Place

Amanda LaRose and Michelle Kelly of Venegas & Co.

Contemporary Kitchen – First Place
Marcus Gleysteen of Gleysteen Design in Cambridge, MA

Contemporary Kitchen – Second Place
E.J. Krupinsky of Lee Kimball in Winchester, MA

Other Room

Laura Kaehler of Laura Kaehler Architects in Greenwich, CT

By Joe Tanguay, Clarke Business Development Manager