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Winners of Silestone Design Contest Revealed

The winners of the Silestone Design Contest were recently announced, and the transformations made in the winning projects are stunning, to say the least.

The idea behind the contest was to recognize independent designers on the forefront of creative and inspiring kitchen designs. From bold backsplashes to innovative islands, Silestone sought out designers who celebrate the influence of color and push the envelope of design possibilities in the foremost room of the home. A panel of high-profile design experts judged and selected three winning projects that feature Silestone quartz surfacing in a kitchen that reflect dynamic design and showcases a passion for color. The contest ran for most of 2012 and the results were released at the end of the year.

“There are so many outstanding kitchen projects that are colorful and truly innovative,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America, the parent company of Silestone. “The kitchen in the essence of a home, and functional, bright, bold design completely enhances the experience. As a company, we’re proud to be part of such creativity and look forward to honoring designers who rely on our quartz surfaces to bring their designs to life.”

There were 86 entries in total, and the contest was open to all U.S. independent kitchen and interior designers. The projects were judged on overall design creativity and best use of color. The winners of the Silestone Design Competition were selected by an esteemed panel of leading designers who are renowned for their innovative design. The judges included: Kim Lewis, former designer for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and founder of Kim Lewis Designs in Los Angeles; John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the design duo behind Madcap Cottage in New York City; and Mark Williams of Mark Williams Design Associates in Atlanta.

After much deliberation, the panel of high-profile design experts selected the three top projects from Certified Kitchen Designers that featured compelling kitchens that reflect dynamic, yet functional design.