Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Announce Kitchen Design Contest Global Winners

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove have announced the Global Winners of the 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest at the Winners’ Summit and Gala on October 10, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.

“The Global Winners of the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest have earned their place as the industry’s best of the best, and we applaud these pioneering professionals for their outstanding creativity and dedication to pushing the boundaries of design,” said Jim Bakke, president and CEO of Sub-Zero Group, Inc. “We are honored to celebrate their success and award-winning work that keeps Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove at the forefront of innovative kitchen design and demonstrates the endless possibilities our appliances offer trade professionals and their clients.”

The contest’s esteemed panel of seven judges evaluated more than 1,700 entries from 15 countries worldwide to determine 28 Finalists and one Student Winner, from which the Global Winners were selected. All Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest Finalists received an exclusive, expenses-paid trip for two to the Winners’ Summit and Gala held in the heart of Music City, Nashville, Tenn. The summit included an awards dinner and gala, a judges roundtable discussion, a variety of activities and local excursions, and several opportunities to network and socialize with peers – some of the most talented design professionals in the world.

Each Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest Finalist received $2,000 for achieving Finalist status. The following Global Winners were awarded additional cash prizes, totaling $215,000 – the largest sum in the contest’s history.

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest Global Winners

Contemporary Kitchen Design

First Place: Adam Kane of Adam Kane Architects (South Melbourne, Australia) took top honors and was awarded $35,000.

Brighton House Adam Kane Architects.

Second Place: John Bornas of Workroom (Richmond, Australia) was named the winner and awarded $20,000.

Kenley Court Residence by John Bornas of Workroom.

Third Place: Stéphane Rasselet of naturehumaine architecture & design (Montreal, Québec, Canada) was named the winner and awarded $10,000.

Memphremagog Lake House by Stéphane Rasselet of naturehumaine architecture & design.

Traditional Kitchen Design

First Place: Barbara Foley of Bouton and Foley Interiors, Inc. (Paradise Valley, Ariz.), with Kim Bouton of Bouton and Foley Interiors, Inc., took top honors and was awarded $35,000.

Texas Hill Country Home by Barbara Foley and Kim Bouton of Bouton and Foley Interiors.

Second Place: Andrea Swan of Swan Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Joe Paetzel of Swan Architecture, Kareem Reda of Anderson Reda, and Sue Weldon of Harris Weldon Interiors, was named the winner and awarded $20,000.

Red Door Retreat by Andrea Swan of Swan Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Joe Paetzel of Swan Architecture, Kareem Reda of Anderson Reda, and Sue Weldon of Harris Weldon Interiors.

Third Place: Kristine Anderson of PKA Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Carl Olson of PKA Architecture, Lauren Buxbaum of Nate Berkus Interiors, and Randy Haapala of HNH Homes, was named the winner and awarded $10,000.

Highlands Residence Kitchen by Kristine Anderson of PKA Architecture (Minneapolis, Minn.), with Carl Olson of PKA Architecture, Lauren Buxbaum of Nate Berkus Interiors, and Randy Haapala of HNH Homes.

Transitional Kitchen Design

First Place: Mick De Giulio of de Giulio kitchen design (Wilmette, Ill.), with Gregg Webb of de Giulio kitchen design and Kathy Manzella of de Giulio kitchen design, took top honors and was awarded $35,000.

Redwood Retreat by Mick De Giulio of de Giulio kitchen design (Wilmette, Ill.), with Gregg Webb of de Giulio kitchen design and Kathy Manzella of de Giulio kitchen design.

Second Place: Jonathan Spicer of Spicer Architecture (Sydney, Australia), with Isabelle Harris of Isabelle Harris Design, was named the winner and awarded $20,000.

Centennial Park Residence by Jonathan Spicer of Spicer Architecture (Sydney, Australia), with Isabelle Harris of Isabelle Harris Design.

Third Place: Celeste Robbins of Robbins Architecture (Winnetka, Ill.) was named the winner and awarded $10,000.

Western Retreat by Celeste Robbins of Robbins Architecture

Small Space Kitchen

Trevor Wallace of Reflect Architecture (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was named the winner and awarded $5,000.

Victorian Revitalization by Trevor Wallace of Reflect Architecture.

First-Time Entrant

April Tomlin of April Tomlin Interiors (Nashville, Tenn.), with Jonathan Torode of Pfeffer Torode Architecture, was named the winner and awarded $5,000.

Southern Charm by April Tomlin of April Tomlin Interiors.

Best Use Outside of Kitchen

Steve Karp of Bentwood of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) was named the winner and awarded $5,000.

Penthouse Wine Room with a View by Steve Karp of Bentwood of Chicago.

Student Winner

Afnan Bashaikh was named the winner and awarded $5,000.


Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest Judges

The esteemed panel of seven judges, each a previous Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest winner and an expert in their respective discipline, includes:

Davy Swanenberg of Culimaat High-End Kitchens (Netherlands)

Jean Stoffer of Jean Stoffer Design (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Mark Stumer of Mojo Stumer Associates (Greenvale, N.Y.)

Martin de Sousa of Designström (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Sandra Agurto of Cabinetry Creations, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.)

Stacy Eisenmann of Eisenmann Architecture (Albany, Calif.)

Martin Holliday of Chiselwood (Lincolnshire, U.K.)


About the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest

Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest has become a coveted win in the residential home design industry, recognizing kitchen designers, architects, residential designers, interior designers, builders, remodelers, landscape designers, landscape architects, and students for advancing outstanding kitchen design. For nearly 30 years and 14 contests, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove has celebrated over 14,000 designs and promoted nearly 800 design professionals as part of the company’s Kitchen Design Contest.

Eligibility for the 2019-2021 contest required that all design and construction be fully completed within the contest period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021. Indoor kitchen designs had to include at least one full-size Sub-Zero refrigeration unit, or two or more undercounter units, and at least one Wolf primary cooking appliance, including ranges, rangetops, ovens and cooktops. Outside of Kitchen designs were required to include at least one full-size Sub-Zero refrigeration/wine unit, or two or more undercounter units, or at least one Wolf oven, cooktop, range, rangetop or outdoor grill, or two or more Wolf units, including module cooktops, coffee systems, microwaves, vacuum seal/warming drawers, ventilation, or side burners, one Sub-Zero refrigeration/wine unit and one Wolf unit, in each case, of any size. Both indoor and out of kitchen designs required submission of a floor plan, and a minimum of three color photographs of the completed design.

For more information on the Kitchen Design Contest, including the contest timeline, official rules, judging panel, awards and prizes, please visit www.subzero-wolf.com/contest.