By Kitchen & Bath Business

Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry recently announced the winners of the first-ever Wood-Mode Design Awards contest. As part of the company’s 75th anniversary, it looked to celebrate great design by featuring designer projects showcasing custom Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry in spaces throughout the home. More than 560 premier designs were submitted from the Wood-Mode network of talented designers and dealers across North America.

“As part of our 75th anniversary celebration, we wanted to recognize and highlight the best-of-the-best projects that showcase Wood-Mode at the heart of the design,” said Brooks Gronlund, president and COO of Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry.

View a photo gallery of the winners HERE.

Winners were recognized and celebrated last week at the two-day Wood-Mode Product Showcase event. Award categories ranged from showroom displays and kitchen and bath projects designed by dealers from across the U.S. and Canada to unique, innovative spaces utilizing the seemingly limitless customization options offered by the company.

Judging for the national categories was performed by two distinguished Wood-Mode alumni: John Troxell, former director of design, and Don O’Connor, former director of training. For more than 30 years apiece, both esteemed judges were instrumental in the evolution of the Wood-Mode brand and the aspirational lifestyle it has represented for many years.

All submissions were scored on a 20-point scale for each of the following criteria:

• Lifestyle: furnishings, lighting and accessories

• Creativity: materials, textures, colors and uniqueness

• Use of Space: cabinetry, function and strong principles

The following winning designs will be featured in a Wood-Mode commemorative picture book.

National Kitchen: Kitchen Distributors Inc & Tablesetters Inc.
National Bath: Ulrich Inc.
National Other Spaces: Easterly-Coleman Furniture LLC
National Small Kitchen: Fredman Design Group
National Contemporary: Atwood Fine Architectural Cabinetry
National Transitional: The Kitchen Company
National Traditional: Renaissance Design & Renovation
President’s Lifestyle Award: Belle Kitchen
Showroom Award: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath

Regional Design Awards
From coastal palettes to Southwest themes, design style influenced by regional flavor was the emphasis behind the projects selected to be recognized and awarded within each Wood-Mode territorial region:

Territory 2: Kenwood Kitchens
Territory 3: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath
Territory 4: Roomscapes Cabinetry & Design Center
Territory 8: Cabri Inc.
Territory 11: Kitchen Design Studio Inc.
Territory 14: Cabinets & Designs Inc
Territory 15: Kitchens Inc.
Territory 16: Cabinets by Design
Territory 18: Colmar Kitchen Studio
Territory 22: Gilmans Kitchens and Baths
Territory 23: LA Johnson
Territory 25: Dwayne Bergmann Interiors
Territory 26: Kitchen & Bath Concepts
Territory 30: Schoener

Original Article >