Sub-Zero and Wolf, the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, wine preservation, and cooking equipment, generated one of the most prestigious kitchen design contests in the world. Since its inception in 1993, the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) has become a coveted win in the professional home design category. The contest recognizes designers, architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers for advancing outstanding kitchen design. Sub-Zero Group, SE is proud to announce two of the finalists are top designers in Atlanta: Joel Kelly and Matthew Quinn. Both Joel and Matthew are past KDC winners.
Divided into categories, the contest honors three first and second place global winners in contemporary, transitional and traditional, and for a first-time entrant, small spaces, outdoor kitchen and student. The judges choose the top 25 entrants who go on to a final judging for the winners. In 2015/2016, 1,500 entries from 24 countries participated. The 25 finalists represent a diverse mix of design aesthetics from six states within the United States and six countries outside of the United States.
Joel Kelly Design was founded in 1998. Located in Peachtree Hills, the company focuses primarily on residential and interior design. Joel is a successful designer with multiple talents and a flare for unique design inspired by details and memories from his mother and grandfather. Some of Joel’s most recent awards include 2016 ASID Best in Show, 2016 ASID Gold Award of Interior Design, 2015 ASID Best in Show and Grand Prize winner of Atlanta Home and Lifestyles magazine Kitchen of the Year. Joel has been featured in The Atlantan, Men’s Book, Décor, Veranda magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Matthew Quinn is a principal of Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio located at ADAC in Buckhead, founded in 1978. Matthew is one of the leading experts in kitchen, bath and product design. Matthew has worked around the world providing his clients with original, memorable living spaces. Inspired by his clients – their environment, lifestyles and desires, Matthew is also the founder of Matthew Quinn Collection. Matthew has been the recipient of numerous national design awards. In March of 2016, he released his book, Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn: Volume One