Darren James wins ‘top gong’ at 2010 KBDi Awards
ANNUAL KBDi (KITCHEN BATHROOM DESIGN INSTITUTE) AWARDS
Designer, Darren James from Darren James Interiors took out the
top gong and was awarded the title of ‘Australian Certified Designer of the Year’ at the
recent Design20ten Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) Awards held on the
After winning best Medium Kitchen Queensland, James then went on to win the most
prestigious award of the night ‘Australian Certified Designer of the Year’ for his two
kitchen entries that pushed the boundaries and were voted by judges as ‘cleverly
designed and innovative’.
At the age of 31, James has been collecting he accolades for his unique kitchen
creations for the past few years but none recognise his accomplishments more than the
title of ‘Australian Certified Designer of the Year’.
Seeking to combine minimalist aesthetics, avant-garde design and functional
innovative solutions, James places equal measure on function and form when
With a passion for creating functional yet beautiful things from a young age, James
pursued a trade in cabinetmaking – manufacturing and installing timber joinery on
luxury boats. Trained in the craft by Danish artesian, James developed a vivid eye for
detail and vocation for quality. The demand not only for his skills, but his planning, style
and aesthetic concepts grew and in 2000 James established his own business servicing
the medium-high residential market.
In 2004, in James workshop, Darren James Interiors was officially founded. The
following years saw the company grow and achieve recognition for producing the
highest quality kitchens – kitchens that were central to family living. James impressive
and well deserved reputation for delivering a quality finish that incorporates his client’s
personality and style as well as his commitment to providing the finest workmanship and
professionalism has quickly become recognizable and a trademark for the business.
“It was a fantastic honor to be awarded such a prestigious title especially considering
the level of completion and caliber of designers who entered the awards.”