For over 20 years, Sub-Zero and Wolf have celebrated inspiring, innovative kitchen designs—and their talented creators—through the Kitchen Design Contest. Our online Kitchen Gallery hosts dozens of spectacular winning projects that will undoubtedly spark ideas for dream kitchens of the future.
Participating in the Kitchen Design Contest is one of the best ways to build your business. Your entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of designers and architects. Finalists will attend the Best of the Best Summit and Gala—a rare opportunity to network and share ideas with your talented peers and the esteemed judges. And the recognition you’ll receive may create exciting new business opportunities, elevating your career.
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS, ELEVATE YOUR CAREER
"Entering the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest has changed my career in ways I never imagined, substantially and with momentum. The first time I placed as a Regional Winner was for the design of my own kitchen. This came with a certain personal and professional validation that encouraged me to apply again. The second Regional Winner award triggered inquiries to develop designs for those outside my circle, increasing my portfolio. The publicity and incoming work that followed a third award aided me in launching my architecture practice, and a fourth award delivered a stream of clients interested in investing in design. Entering the KDC has helped me to create an office that supports a team of seven with a client base that appreciates our design approach.”
Stacy Eisenmann, AIA | Eisenmann Architecture
“Winning the Kitchen Design Contest boosted my confidence and exposed me to a much broader market. I was suddenly designing kitchens for clients all around the country and internationally. The recognition also caught the attention of kitchen and bath product manufacturers and this win was the starting point of my product licensing division. All in all, this win and my relationship with Sub-Zero and Wolf since has been one of the most important game changers in my career.”
Matthew Quinn | Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio, Atlanta
“When it comes to distinguished contests, Sub-Zero and Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest is the crème de la crème. Since winning the first place global award for Transitional kitchen, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of credibility. I’m amazed by how many people walk into our showroom and recognize “Mountain Bliss” and even comment on particular attributes they like about the design. Undoubtedly, I have closed several projects as well as gained new business due to being a KDC winner. Thanks to the KDC, we also have been able to consistently raise the bar in our designs.”
Mikal Otten | Exquisite Kitchen Design, Denver
"The experiences that I have had as a contestant have always been very positive and I can honestly say that the contest helped me become a better designer; I always tried to do better designs, in part to win this competition. Being a regional winner reinforced my will to win. It is very gratifying, especially when you consider the very high caliber of designs submitted. The recognition and publicity that my company and I have received as a KDC winner has been fantastic for business. The local and international recognition for the achievements in The KDC are excellent benefits on top of the great experience with the Sub-Zero and Wolf ‘family.’”
Friedemann Weinhardt | Design First Interiors
"As a two-time Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest winner, it is an incredible honor to receive validation from elite industry experts…The stamp of approval is priceless. It has also led to exciting new opportunities in the field. Having the Sub-Zero and Wolf brands associated with your name as a result of the Kitchen Design Contest gives the kitchen designer the authority to position themselves as a leader in the industry. I believe being a KDC winner played a considerable part in building a successful career over the past decade."
HEIDI PIRON | HEIDI PIRON DESIGN AND CABINETRY
Build your business and elevate your career by claiming your place as one of the industry’s best. The entry process takes less than 30 minutes. Submit your work today.
Once the entry period has closed, the judges will review each kitchen and hand-select the top entries from around the world in Spring 2017.
Global winners announced
Twenty-five finalists will receive a trip for two to the Winners’ Summit & Gala, which will be held at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, September 24-27, 2017. For more information about the property, please visit the hotel’s official website.