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Although at 101, the entries in the 2011 K+BB Product Innovator Awards were slightly fewer than last year, they were a robust bunch. The wealth of
fab features and functions they touted demonstrated that, even amid a sluggish recovery, innovation is still alive and kicking. As always, the winners were selected based on four criteria: originality, aesthetics, functionality and consumer appeal. Which ones stood out? Read on to find out. And check www.kbbonline.com for a follow-up on the judges’ favorites.
David Stimmel is principal of Ambler, PA-based Stimmel Consulting Group, Inc., which specializes in kitchen, bath, custom millwork and product design. His work has been featured in more than 50 publications, as well as on HGTV, DIY Network and This Old House. Stimmel has won more than 30 national design awards, including multiple “Kitchen of the Year” honors from several sources, as well as K+BB Magazine.
Charles M. Rabinovitch is principal of the eponymous architecture firm in New York City and a graduate of the City University of New York and Cornell University. He has been responsible for the design of numerous residential and commercial projects completed during more than 25 years of practice in the metropolitan New York area, as well as elsewhere in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in several national design magazines.
Miriam Lissak is founder and president of Weinreb Schultz Design Associates and MWL Designs in New York City. Lissak began her career as a design assistant to the late Angelo Donghia. Her firm’s portfolio covers a wide range of designs and installations from residential, corporate commercial, specialty retail and fitness/spa facilities to furniture, landscaping and floral design. Lissak has been published in Architectural Digest, K+BB Magazine and Interior Design. She is also the recipient of several national awards and has participated in many Tri-State show houses.
Susan Serra, ckd, principal of Susan Serra Associates, Inc., has designed kitchen interiors and other rooms for 20+ years in Long Island, NY, and the New York metropolitan area. Winner of several national design awards, Serra is widely published in national shelter magazines, authors the popular blog The Kitchen Designer (www.thekitchendesigner.org) and serves as a go-to source for kitchen-related information for consumer magazines, websites and top design blogs. She launched her collection Bornholm Kitchen in spring 2011.
John Buscarello, asid, is principal of John A. Buscarello Inc., an interior design firm in New York City. His work has been published in numerous books and publications, including The New York Times, House Beautiful, Country Living and Woman’s Day: Kitchens and Baths. He has also appeared on HGTV and Bloomberg TV’s Report on Kitchens. In 2003, Buscarello was named a “Kitchen & Bath Design Leader” by Interior Design. He is a graduate of Adelphi University.
Mark Brady is a Connecticutbased kitchen, bath and master suite designer/remodeler and master carpenter with more than 40 years in the industry. He specializes in 18th-, 19th-and 20th-century traditional homes and in creating designs that combine Old-World charm with 21st-century technology. Famous for taking his clients shopping in a super-stretch limousine, he is most known for his work in Connecticut and New York City.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - December 2011
KBB - December 2011
Show Director’s Note
Road to KBIS
2011 K+BB Product Innovator Awards
Breathing Room: A Kitchen Moves Past “Green 1.0”
KBB - December 2011