Aug 01 2017

Thermador Announces Regional Winners of its Third Kitchen Design Challenge

Thermador Announces Regional Winners of its Third Kitchen Design Challenge

IRVINE, Calif. (August 1, 2017) – Thermador, the iconic American luxury home appliance brand, has unveiled the 24 regional winners and 8 regional honorable mention winners of the brand’s third Kitchen Design Challenge. This prestigious contest recognizes designers from across the nation who have created the most inspiring, outstanding kitchens over the last three years.

In addition to an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Southern California for an exclusive celebratory gala on Aug. 30, 2017, each regional winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and regional honorable mention winners will be recognized with a $500 cash prize. The regional winners will also go on to compete for national grand prizes during the gala. In its entirety, Thermador will award over $110,000 in cash prizes to the regional and national winners of the competition.

“Thermador created the Kitchen Design Challenge to celebrate designers who break the boundaries of exceptional kitchen design,” said Beatriz Sandoval, Director of Brand Marketing, for Thermador. “As we reviewed thousands of photos submitted to our third design contest, it was incredible to see emerging design trends surface, and the unique ways kitchens and entertaining spaces were completely personalized – from intricate custom panel column refrigeration, to multiple dishwashers for the ultimate entertainer, to the artistic materials featured around custom ventilation inserts.”

The 32 regional winners consist of entrants from each of the Kitchen Design Challenge’s six categories: Central North/South, West, Mid-Atlantic, New York/New England, Southeast, and Southwest.

Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge Regional Winners:

Central North/South:

Amy Hendel

Stacia Winkler

Shaun Winkler

Alicia Nicholas

Jane Page Design Group & Cunningham Development


Elma Yvette Gardner, CMKBD, CID

Vaso Peritos

Emily Clark

Catherine Bigler


Traci L. Stotts, AIA

Jim Deen

David Decker

Joe Monroe Currie

Karen Kalicka

New York/New England:

Larry Fischer

Glenn Meader (Good Life New England)

Zak Yossry

Claire Paquin


Bryan Eastman

Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson

Samuel Furr, of Samuel Furr Architects

Matthew Quinn


Eric E. Parlin, CKD

Jackson Huggins and Jacques LeBlanc

Shane Harr

Adrien Winger

Honorable Mentions:

Barbara Preston

Tammy Coulter

Marc Thee

Susan Jurenko

Moira Daley Design

Amelia Dickson

Constance Riik

Donna Venegas

Media Contact:

Allison Field

Phone: +1 (310) 552-4106

About Thermador

Born from the philosophy of never settling for the status quo, Thermador has redefined the kitchen for more than 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering Culinary Impressives with the tools they need to transform the kitchen into a seamless continuation of their exceptional lives. Throughout its history, Thermador has introduced innovative 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, as well as 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 largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and the second leading company in the industry worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively.