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Held on Friday 21st September at Sydney’s Luna Park, the 2018 Furnishing Industry Association of Australia (FIAA) Industry Awards night drew industry professionals from throughout the cabinetmaking, furnishing, kitchen and bathroom industries together to celebrate outstanding achievements in their craft.

On this special night, an exciting merger between the FIAA and the Cabinet Makers and Designers Association (CMDA) Victoria was announced. The new Australian Cabinet and Furniture Association (ACFA) has formed, broadening its service with a united voice to the industry across the country. Here, Melbourne Kitchen + Bathroom Design showcases the amazing Victoria-based winning and finalist spaces in the 2018 program to provide inspiration for your next home project.

Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets
Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets
Image Credit: Mint Kitchen Group
Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets
Image Credit: Evolve Interiors

Luke O’Shea
(03) 9551 7175
office@cosinteriors.com.au
Clayton South
www.cosinteriors.com.au

NEW AGE VENEERS
BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
$35,001–$60,000

WINNER

Image Credit: COS Interiors
Image Credit: COS Interiors

COS INTERIORS

“This functional and statement-making kitchen features a sleek oversized island bench with a joint breakfast table. The cabinetry showcases top-end veneers and porcelain, and integrated appliances and European hardware.”

Judges’ Comments:
“Wow! This is a stunning kitchen with a strong material palette. The ceiling defines the space, and we are very impressed with the floating island, which adds to the seamless look of the whole kitchen.”

Additional accolades
– Winning Appliances Best Alfresco Design (Winner)
– The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog Best Bathroom Design (Finalist)
– EWPAA Best In-Built Furniture (Finalist)

Image Credit: COS Interiors
Image Credit: COS Interiors
Image Credit: COS Interiors

DEBBIE DE WACHT
(03) 5982 3011
debbie@dewachtcabinets.com.au
Rosebud
www.dewachtcabinets.com.au

Image Credit: de Wacht Cabinets & Design

FINALIST

DE WACHT CABINETS & DESIGN

“This contemporary country-style kitchen was built to maximise space, making the island bench its centrepiece. Pulling focus in the room, the island is used for preparation, serving and entertaining. With contrasting cabinetry colours, stone benchtops, extensive drawers for functional and easy storage, plus LED lighting beneath all the overhead cabinetry, the space has a clean and crisp feel. Window seating is a stunning feature in this calm and tranquil multipurpose living environment.”

Additional accolades
– New Age Veneers Best Kitchen Design $60,001–$80,000 (Finalist)
– Hettich Best Laundry Design (Finalist)

Image Credit: de Wacht Cabinets & Design
Image Credit: Smith & Smith Kitchens
Image Credit: Smith & Smith Kitchens
Image Credit: Smith & Smith Kitchens
Image Credit: Smith & Smith Kitchens

FINALIST

SMITH & SMITH KITCHENS

“This is a beautiful white transitional-style kitchen with a feature wall of dark grey cabinetry. The traditional profile ties in with the classic styling of the home, and the contemporary arrangement means the cabinetry is striking, yet appropriate to the overall aesthetic. Perfectly at home in its open-plan setting, the kitchen was designed for both style and functionality.”

AMBER NELSON

(03) 9755 4888
kitchens@smithandsmith.com.au
Rowville
www.smithandsmith.com.au

ADIN STRANG
(03) 5422 2571
adinstrang@evolveinteriors.net.au
Kyneton
www.evolveinteriors.net.au

WINNER

EVOLVE INTERIORS

“This kitchen is the result of a working partnership with recognised boutique architectural studio Moloney Architects and the owners themselves, who have an exquisite eye for detail. The space reflects our passion for our trade and pride in our work, with features that are completely unique and one of a kind. This both challenged and provided enormous job satisfaction for our team – aged brass shadow lines and shelving were included, as well as hand-stained ‘Japan Black’ veneer and New York marble. This is an absolutely incredible project and a credit to all who worked on it.”

Judges’ Comments:
“This is an excellent functional space for food preparation, where all elements work beautifully together for an outstanding result.”

Additional accolades
– New Age Veneers Best Kitchen Design $20,001–$35,000 (Finalist)
– The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog Best Bathroom Design (Finalist)
– Cosentino Best Commercial Project (Finalist)

Photography by Emily Bartlett Photography

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN $60,001–$80,000

Image Credit: Evolve Interiors
Image Credit: Evolve Interiors
Image Credit: Evolve Interiors
Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets
Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets
Image Credit: Seaview Cabinets

NEW AGE VENEERS
BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
OVER $80,001

GARRATH JONES
(03) 8726 0606
Dandenong South
info@seaviewcabinets.com.au
www.seaviewcabinets.com.au

WINNER

SEAVIEW CABINETS

“Inspired by the raw concrete building envelope, this project – created in conjunction with Shaynna Blaze – displays varying shades
of grey, charcoal and black. The minimalist and modernist design needed to highlight rather than hinder the dramatic zig-zagging lines of the staircase. Featuring the only fixed furniture in the open-plan living space, the kitchen wraps the walls as though supporting the floating stairs, with the backlit crystal wall providing the main feature. The ‘engine room’ is concealed behind a glass pivot door, where a butler’s pantry and desk can be found.”

Judges’ Comments:
“This project displays a clever use of space, and stunning uses of material. By integrating the space under the stairs, the design is both innovative and practical.”

FINALIST

KITCHENS BY PETER GILL

“Designed as part of a full house renovation, this modern kitchen required impeccable attention to detail to fit within the space. The custom angled walls and windows create a highly unique look. The angled wall against the back of the kitchen meant the base and overhead cupboards were completely custom-made, which you don’t see very often.”

Additional accolades
– Hettich Best Laundry Design (Finalist)

NEW AGE VENEERS
BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
UNDER $20,000

Image Credit: Kitchens by Peter Gill
Image Credit: Kitchens by Peter Gill
Image Credit: Kitchens by Peter Gill
Image Credit: Kitchens by Peter Gill

NEW AGE VENEERS
BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
$20,001–$35,000

FINALIST

MINT KITCHEN GROUP

“This cleverly designed kitchen needed to make use of the small, high-ceiling space, and required a masculine aesthetic. Mechanisms such as lift-up overhead cabinetry ensured that the storage spaces were organised to their full potential, while material selections had to complement the natural timber floorboards. For the doors and panels, textural and moody laminate was used. Luxurious engineered Carrara marble was chosen for the benchtop, which brings light and freshness to the design. The tinted mirrored splashback provides the illusion of greater space.”

RATH TAT
1300 268 916
info@mintkg.com.au
Moonee Ponds
www.mintkitchengroup.com.au

Image Credit: Mint Kitchen Group
Image Credit: Mint Kitchen Group

WINNING APPLIANCES BEST ALFRESCO DESIGN

COS Interiors

THE KITCHEN & BATHROOM BLOG
BEST BATHROOM DESIGN

Carrera By Design

COSENTINO BEST COMMERCIAL PROJECT

Winchester Interiors

AWISA BEST FREE STANDING
FURNITURE AWARD

Dylan Walsh Custom Furniture & Design

EWPAA BEST IN-BUILT FURNITURE

Husk & Co

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
$20,001–$35,000

Kenross Kitchens

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
$35,001–$60,000

COS Interiors

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
$60,001–$80,000

Joinery: Evolve Interiors
Architecture/Interior Design: Moloney Architects

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
OVER $80,001

Joinery: Seaview Cabinets
Architecture/Interior Design: Shaynna Blaze

NEW AGE VENEERS BEST KITCHEN DESIGN
UNDER $20,000

Betta Style Kitchens & Joinery Pty Ltd t/a The Pre-Fab Group

HETTICH BEST LAUNDRY DESIGN

Carrera By Design

BEST SOFT FURNISHINGS/INTERIOR
DESIGN AWARD

Lynne Bradley Interiors

FINLEASE DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Kenross Kitchens