IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - Thermador, the luxury American appliance brand celebrating 100 years of innovation, encourages designers to submit their outstanding kitchen designs into the brand's Kitchen Design Challenge by Jan. 31, 2017 for the opportunity to win a portion of more than $110,000 in prizes, and gain recognition. The contest is open to architects, designers, builders and other trade professionals who have designed kitchens featuring Thermador appliances.
"As we near the end of our 100-year celebration, we are pleased to celebrate the amazing designs that so many talented trade professionals have brought to life for culinary enthusiasts," said Beatriz Sandoval, Director of Brand Marketing, Thermador. "These trade professionals are a big part of why Thermador is a leader in luxury kitchens, and their designs have inspired us to continually innovate and bring forth appliances that challenge the status quo."
In honor of the brand's milestone 100-year anniversary, this year's Kitchen Design Challenge is the largest Thermador has hosted, featuring a more extensive prize purse and more opportunities for participants to win. A total of 32 regional winners will be selected, and 24 will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Additionally, eight regional honorable mention winners will win $500 in cash. All regional winners will also receive a trip for two to a Gala Celebration in 2017 where they can continue to compete for national titles and more cash prizes:
- National Winners: Best Use of Thermador Refrigeration: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador built-in refrigeration will receive a grand prize of $10,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $5,000 cash.
- National Winners: Contemporary/Modern: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador in a contemporary/modern kitchen design will receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $10,000 cash.
- National Winners: Traditional/Transitional: The regional winner with the best use of Thermador in a traditional/transitional kitchen design will receive a grand prize of $20,000 cash. One second place winner will receive $10,000 cash.
- National Winners: Designer's Choice: 2 regional winners, one in each of the design categories will be selected by Gala Celebration attendees and will receive $3,500 cash.
All trade professionals are encouraged to enter their most spectacular Thermador kitchens, completed between 2014 and 2016, for a chance to win, and there is no limit on the number of entries submitted by a team, company or a single person. All submissions must be entered by January 31, 2017. The contest has no entry fee, and participants may visit www.thermador.com/designcontest to read the official rules and enter.
In 2016, Thermador celebrates 100 years of introducing innovation that drives performance that leads to timeless design. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs -- from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.
Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: www.facebook.com/thermador , @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.
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