Beautiful and exceptional kitchens and bathrooms of New Zealand were celebrated last Friday night at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards. The most coveted Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards in the country, the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are held annually and celebrate the work of the crème de la crème of kitchen and bathroom designers and manufacturers in New Zealand. 

More than 100 designs were entered, and 18 designers were recognised for their work located around the country. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the talent of all designers and the amazing work they create. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Chelsey Mathieson of Vekart (Bay of Plenty)
  • Angelique Armstrong of Armstrong Interiors (Canterbury)
  • Hannah Withy of HM Design (Southern)
  • Ingrid Geldof of Ingrid Geldof Design (Canterbury)
  • Morgan Cronin of Cronin Kitchens (Auckland)
  • Nicola Manning of Nicola Manning Design (Auckland)
  • Melanie John of Cube Dentro (Auckland)
  • Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Designer Kitchens and Interiors (Auckland)
  • Michael Murray of Kitchen Inspirations (Auckland)
  • Robert Xia of Aurora Australis Interior (Auckland)
  • Mal Corboy of Mal Corboy Design (Auckland)
  • Gillian Flynn of Kitchen Inspirations (Auckland)
  • Damian Hannah of German Kitchens (Wellington)
  • Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens (Wellington)
  • Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery (Hawke’s Bay)
  • Annika Rowson of Rowson Kitchens (Taranaki)
  • Brooke Cholmondeley-Smith of TAWA Architecture (Waikato)            
  • Craig Hooper of Cooper Webley (Top of the South)

SUPREME KITCHEN DESIGN 2020, KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 – $60-$80K, LIGHTING DESIGN 2020 & BAY OF PLENTY CHAPTER KITCHEN RECOGNITIONChelsey Mathieson of Vekart (Bay of Plenty)

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SUPREME BATHROOM DESIGN 2020 & CREATIVE EXCELLENCE BATHROOM DESIGN 2020 - Angelique Armstrong of Armstrong Interiors (Canterbury)

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SUPREME BATHROOM DESIGN RUNNER UP & FIRST TIME ENTRANT 2020 - Hannah Withy of HM Design (Southern)

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CDS KITCHEN DESIGN 2020 RUNNER UP & KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 – $40-$60K - Ingrid Geldof of Ingrid Geldof Design (Canterbury)

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DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2020, AUCKLAND CHAPTER KITCHEN RECOGNITION AWARD, CREATIVE EXCELLENCE KITCHEN DESIGN 2020, KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 – $80-$100K, MANUFACTURING CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD 2020, SUPREME KITCHEN DESIGN RUNNER UP & AUCKLAND CHAPTER KITCHEN RECOGNITION HIGHLY COMMENDED - Morgan Cronin of Cronin Kitchens (Auckland)

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OUTSTANDING RENOVATION KITCHEN OR BATHROOM AWARD - Nicola Manning of Nicola Manning Design (Auckland)

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KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 & CDS BATHROOM DESIGN 2020 - Melanie John of Cube Dentro (Auckland)

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AUCKLAND CHAPTER BATHROOM RECOGNITION AWARD, SPATIAL INNOVATION DESIGN 2020 RESIDENTIAL, CREATIVE SMALL SPACE DESIGN 2020 & CDS BATHROOM DESIGN 2020 RUNNER UP - Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Designer Kitchens and Interiors (Auckland)

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KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 - Michael Murray of Kitchen Inspirations (Auckland)

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AUCKLAND CHAPTER KITCHEN RECOGNITION RUNNER UP - Robert Xia of Aurora Australis Interior (Auckland)

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CDS KITCHEN DESIGN 2020 - Mal Corboy of Mal Corboy Design (Auckland)

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AUCKLAND CHAPTER KITCHEN RECOGNITION HIGHLY COMMENDED & SPATIAL INNOVATION DESIGN 2020 RESIDENTIAL RUNNER - Gillian Flynn of Kitchen Inspirations (Auckland)

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SPATIAL INNOVATION DESIGN 2020 COMMERCIAL - Damian Hannah of German Kitchens (Wellington)

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KITCHEN DISTINCTION AWARD 2020 – $25-$40K - Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery (Hawke’s Bay)

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VISUAL IMPACT 2020 - Annika Rowson of Rowson Kitchens (Taranaki)

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WAIKATO CHAPTER KITCHEN & BATHROOM RECOGNITION - Brooke Cholmondeley-Smith of TAWA Architecture (Waikato)

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