Ballerina Design Award 2016
The Ballerina Design Award powered by Kesseböhmer was presented to the prize winners in 3 categories (Design for Base Units, Design for Tall Units, Comfort) in 2016.
Design for Base Units:
Real space – a plus in convenience for every kitchen – the base unit pull-out in different versions. Flexible in design, large in the utilization of space – transparency and easy access for all stored goods. Here, Ballerina awards the prize to the most successful kitchen concept that utilizes the base unit area to the best effect.
Design for Tall Units:
The tall unit pull-out, the ideal storage centre for the kitchen, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Here, everything is about convenience, overview and comfortable access. Today, Ballerina is searching for the most successful tall unit design that creates the ideal symbiosis of form and function.
High functionality coupled with sophisticated design? In the modern kitchen, this should not be a contradiction. Both Liftboy and ergoAGENT base are synonymous with accessibility and simple operation, coupled with elegant motion. Innumerable possibilities for the convenient kitchen. Ballerina premiers the design that demonstrates the flexibility and versatility of Liftboy and/or ergoAGENTbase most impressively.
The international expert jury has no easy task in making a decision on which kitchen is to receive the award. From the many original designs with Kesseböhmer fittings submitted for consideration, the list was shortened to 9 differing designs. In addition, amongst the top three places, the renowned Best of the Best design prize is awarded. During the Ballerina VIP Fan Party which was held on 17 September 2016, the certificates and trophies were awarded to the prize winners, stemming from various countries, amidst a celebratory atmosphere.
Congratulations to the 2016 prize winners
1st place category Base Units: Mr. Matthias Kappe, Kulinario Küchen GmbH, 59929 Brilon, Germany
2nd place category Base Units: Mr. Herbert Schewe, Küchen & Mehr GmbH, 89278 Straß, Germany
3rd place category Base Units: Ms. Ernestine Jungbeck, Schreinerei Möbel Jungbeck, 94239 Zachenberg, Germany
1st place category Tall Units: Ms. Marine Claret-Tournier, Les Cuisines de Marine, 69270 Fontaines sur Saone, France
2nd place category Tall Units: Mr. Guilleume Walther, Espace Wider SA, 1023 Crissier, Switzerland
3rd place category Tall Units: Mr. Herbert Schewe, Küchen & Mehr GmbH, 89278 Straß, Germany
1st place category Comfort: Mr. Herbert Schewe, Küchen & Mehr GmbH, 89278 Straß, Germany
2nd place category Comfort: Ms. Xandra Saalfeld, Küchenatelier Erfurt, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
BEST OF THE BEST“ 2016: Mr. Matthias Kappe, Kulinario Küchen GmbH, 59929 Brilon, Germany
Prof. Dipl. Ing. Rudolf Schricker, Interior Architect, Vice President of the Association of German Interior Architects/Designers, Martin Allen-Smith, Editor Designer Kitchen and Bathroom magazine, UK Kerstin Hülsmann, Public Relations RITZENHOFF AG, Henk Knol, Journalist and Editor KIM und Sanitair & Tegel Specialist, NL Dieter Müller, Principal, Head Master of the Möfa Furniture Trade Technical College, Cologne, Gerd Ohlhauser, Designer, Editor of the International Surface Yearbook, Stefanie Willach, Editor and Managing Partner of Interieur-Verlag GmbH (Küchenhandel/Küchennews/Sanitär- & Heizung News journals), Cordula Schmidt, Design Management RITZENHOFF AG