Darren James wins Australian Certified Designer of the Year
2014 ANNUAL KBDi (KITCHEN BATHROOM DESIGN INSTITUTE) AWARDS
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Brisbane designer, Darren James of Darren James Interiors (www.interiorsbydarrenjames.com.au), has much to celebrate after winning a swag of awards at a spectacular Gala event in Brisbane on Friday (8 August), including a highly esteemed national award and a place on the KBDi Designers International Tour to Cologne and Paris next year.
Over 200 design-savvy guests from across Australia gathered at the stunning Victoria Park complex, where the Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) celebrated the ‘inspiration, innovation and imagination’ of Australia’s finest kitchen and bathroom designers.
Darren will be packing his bags for a trip to IMM Living Kitchens fair in Cologne and Maison & Objet expo in Paris in January, as part of his reward for securing the national title of KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year 2014.
Darren accepted this highly esteemed award at the end of a very successful evening, after collecting trophies for KBDi Designer – Large Kitchens QLD 2014 and KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year 2014 – QLD.
About Darren’s winning project: Two stunning kitchens were presented, as per the requirements for the category of Certified Designer of the Year: in the first project, the clients’ brief was met and exceeded with an excellent design solution. They wanted the kitchen to be the visual centrepiece for the living area, and a space where they could cook, eat and entertain – Darren achieved this with a visually stunning and practically laid out design. In the second project, the clients dreamed of a gourmet kitchen that would accommodate their intense love for cooking and reflect the beautiful surroundings of their acreage property. The designer responded with a beautiful design solution that oozes warmth and invitation, without compromising on cooking practicalities.
The KBDi Certified Designer’s documentation was flawless and a perfect representation of the standard required for this category. All plans and specifications were clear, concise and technically correct, and compliant with Australian Standards. The projects presented were designed and finished with extraordinary attention to detail and stunning aesthetic finesse, making the designer the obvious winner of the coveted title of Australian Certified Designer of the Year.
The KBDi kitchen awards were proudly sponsored by registered training organisation, Designer Training (www.designertraining.edu.au), and the KBDi bathroom awards were sponsored by Pytha 3-D CAD Systems (www.pytha.com). Lincoln Sentry was proud to support the program too, sponsoring the highly esteemed award for KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the year.