The inaugural Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year Design Contest is now open for entries to professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders, and developers in Australia.

The Design Contest is a new initiative that awards spaces for setting new precedents in kitchen design, with the Kitchen of the Year speaking to the pursuit of excellence. 

For over three centuries, Gaggenau has been synonymous with excellence. Leading the industry in form and innovation, Gaggenau has cultivated a name that has come to personify high performance and inimitable quality, having been incorporated into luxury kitchens around the world.

An esteemed judging panel of industry leaders and professionals from across the design community will come together to review the submissions on a number of criteria including the authenticity and originality of the design; performance and end user considerations; quality of design and execution; and the integration of Gaggenau. 

The judging panel includes renowned interior designer, Sue Carr, Indesign Media Asia Pacific founder, publisher and CEO, Rajesh Nandan, property veteran, Clement Lee, German Kitchens Limited manager, Damian Hannah, Mim Design founder, Miriam Fanning, Anibou founder, Neil Burley and Gaggenau Australia general manager, Robert Warner.

Award categories are Best Regional Entry (Australia) and Best of the Best. The grand prize for the Best of the Best is an exclusive trip to Europe for two, which includes return airfares, five-star accommodation and all transfers, while the regional winners will be treated to an exquisite Australian culinary experience. 

Entries are open until 30 April 2021 with the shortlist announced on 29 July 2021. The winner’s announcement ceremony will be held in September 2021.