Chiselwood Is Sole UK Finalist in Global Kitchen Design Contest



The finalists of the World Kitchen Design Contest have been announced and Lincoln company Chiselwood are the only UK kitchen company to reach the prestigious finals run by Sub-Zero and Wolf, the kitchen industry leaders in premium refrigeration, wine preservation and cooking equipment.

The 25 Finalists were selected by a panel of 7 esteemed architects, kitchen designers and interior designers during a four-day review and deliberation of the entries at the Sub-Zero and Wolf headquarters in Wisconsin, USA.

At the close of the entry period on January 31, 2017, more than 1,500 completed entries had been received from 24 countries. Of all entries, nearly 60 percent were submitted by first-time entrants, including Chiselwood. The 25 Finalists represent a diverse mix of design aesthetics from six states in the United States and six countries outside of the United States with Chiselwood the only UK Finalist.

Chiselwood’s entry “The Rectory” was designed by Founder and Design Director, Martin Holliday, for the owners of an early Victorian listed Rectory. They had decided to replace the glass roof and one wall of an existing conservatory with solid structures and move a new kitchen into the space they created. The room is still full of natural light but much more comfortable with lots of space for socialising and beautiful views of the garden. The owners also converted an adjacent gym into a scullery. The judges were looking for things like good quality of light, good circulation of space and a balance of materials and layout in terms of work stations.

Chiselwood MD, Mel Holliday, was responsible for submitting the entry and commented, "receiving recognition from an iconic brand such as Sub Zero/Wolf that enjoys a strong relationship with the design community is an outstanding achievement for the entire team here at Chiselwood. The fact that Martin’s design has been chosen from 1,500 entries from throughout the world is the most amazing accolade for Martin as a designer and for us as a relatively small, British designer and manufacturer, we are immensely proud,” she added.