Plumbing fixture and hardware manufacturer Cifial USA announcesStephanie Marsh Fillbrandt, principle of Marsh & Clark Design, as the winner of its first annual Uncharted Waters Design Competition. Marsh & Clark will receive $20,000 (retail value) worth of Cifial product for use on future design projects on behalf of Fillbrandt’s winning entry.
The contest, which was open to residential and commercial interior designers, recognized professionals who explored new creative heights of interior design with Cifial products. To qualify, entries were submitted by Sept. 30, 2009. Designers were required to describe in 500 words or less how a project drove them to exceed their own design limits and how they integrated Cifial products. Entries were judged by the Cifial USA design team, headed by internationally-renowned industrial designerCarlos Aguiar.
“Fillbrandt and her team created an award-winning environment for a powder room that was a unique combination of French Art Nouveau and modernism,” saidJoseph Pinto, president of Cifial USA. “While many would find the challenges they faced, including the very small space, to be limiting, this team developed a functional design solution that was luxurious and visually compelling.”
Cifial also recognizedKert Heinecke, architect at Feinmann Inc. in Lexington, Mass., andKristen Gregory, president of ViewPoint Homes in Atlanta, as competition finalists. Heinecke’s project was based on the renovation of a master bath in an 1880 Queen Anne Victorian style home, while Gregory’s project featured Cifial hardware and bathroom fixtures in a 36-unit gated condominium community.
Entries for Cifial’s Second Annual Uncharted Waters Award program will be accepted starting Jan. 1, 2010.
Source: Cifial USA