Miele names Grand Designs competition winners

20 Feb, 15

Independent kitchen retailers scoop stand space at Grand Designs Live

Appliance manufacturer Miele has announced the winners of its Grand Designs Live competition, where kitchen retailers could win a stand at the London event in May 2-10, 2015.

To enter, studios had to design a kitchen for either less than £20,000 with five Miele appliances, less than £30,000 to include seven Miele appliances or less than £60,000 with 10 Miele appliances, including MTouch.

The kitchens were judged on style, innovation and how the appliances had been incorporated, with a supporting 500-word document about the design.

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Ben Russell of Arlington Interiors scooped the prize for under £20,000, while Violet Nankervis of Ruach Kitchens won the category for under £30,000. Richard McGee of Holloways of Ludlow was presented the best kitchen for less than £60,000 (shown).

Each retailer has been presented with a 30sqm space worth around £16,000 at the event which attracts 100,000 consumers. In addition, the prize includes the Miele appliances for the kitchen displays, 100 complimentary tickets, publicity on the Grand Designs Live website and editorial coverage in the pre-show newsletter.

The judging panel included TV broadcaster and Live show host, Kevin McCloud; acting editor of Grand Designs magazine, Sophie Vening and marketing director for Miele UK, Dominic Worsley.

Marketing director for Miele UK, Dominic Worsley said: “Once again we have had some fantastic entries where the kitchens would transform the way a customer would cook and entertain at home. We are thrilled to be able to work with some exceptional designers and give them the opportunity to showcase their talent at Grand Designs Live.”