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Sub-Zero Freezer Company and Wolf Appliance Company Announce 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest Call for Entries

Seventh Bi-Annual Contest Continues Tradition of Excellence and Innovation in Kitchen Design

Madison, WI (October 25, 2004) - Sub-Zero Freezer Company, the leading manufacturer of residential refrigeration, and Wolf Appliance Company, a leading manufacturer of professional cooking instruments, announced today the official call for entries for the company's 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest. This prestigious contest honors design professionals who have helped make Sub-Zero and Wolf the definitive components of the uncompromised kitchen.

"We are pleased to, once again, invite kitchen design professionals to share their innovation and craftsmanship with us," said Jim Bakke, president and chief executive officer for Sub-Zero and Wolf. "We are proud of the role kitchen design professionals fill in making beautiful kitchens come alive, and our seventh bi-annual contest is our way of recognizing this contribution."

Contest categories for the 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest are:
  • Best kitchen utilizing a full-size Sub-Zero built-in or integrated unit and Wolf cooking appliance
  • Best use of integrated refrigeration outside of kitchen
  • Best use of wine storage equipment in a unique location
  • International Category: European and Middle East/Pacific Rim
  • Student Category

  • New to the 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest is the student category, eligible to all National Kitchen & Bath Association student members enrolled at a college or university. Student designers will have the opportunity to imagine they are remodeling a kitchen for a family of four with two children, ages three months and four years. They will be given a budget, square footage and product specifications to design a functional and practical-yet beautiful-kitchen space.

    Entrants first compete at the local level among fellow design professionals. Fifty regional winners are named from throughout North America and receive cash prizes of over $25,000 and a trip for two to a surprise destination where they compete for national honors. Prizes totaling $87,500 will be distributed to the national and special awards winners during the celebration March 16-20, 2006. All regional winners will be featured in the fifth edition of Great American Kitchens, a custom-published, 212-page book distributed nationally.

    All design and construction must be fully completed within the contest period of January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2005, and all entries must be received by Sub-Zero/Wolf no later than January 9, 2006.

    Contest judges from various disciplines within the kitchen design industry will review the entries and select what they feel to be entries with good use of space and innovative use of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in a well-designed and beautiful kitchen. The judges' panel represents a cross section of the design and architecture field, and all are recognized leaders in their disciplines. Last year's judges included Jamie Drake, ASID, Drake Design Associates, New York, N.Y.; Mick De Giulio, de Giulio kitchen design, inc., Chicago, Ill.; Gail Olsen, Ducci Kitchens, Inc., Torrington, Conn.; Kimball Derrick, CKD, The Kitchen Design Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio; Claudia Skylar, Mastro & Skylar Architects, Chicago, Ill.; and MaryJo Camp, McPhails Appliance, San Jose, Calif.

    Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero/Wolf Kitchen Design Contest has become the coveted win in the professional home design category. The Kitchen Design Contest is held every two years and recognizes kitchen designers, architects, interior designers and builders for advancing outstanding kitchen design.

    For further information and complete downloadable rules and entry forms, please visit or contact a local Sub-Zero/Wolf distributor representative.
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