Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt of Marsh & Clark Design was awarded $20,000 worth of Cifial product in the first annual Uncharted Waters Design Competition.

Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt, pictured here with her associates and Cifial USA President Joseph Pinto (far right), was the winner of the first annual Uncharted Waters Design Competition.

Plumbing fixture and hardware manufacturer Cifial USA announcesStephanie Marsh Fillbrandt, principle of Marsh & Clark Design, as the winner of its first annualUncharted 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.”

The designer selected a Cifial Brookhaven wall-mounted faucet that complemented the slimness of the custom vanity.

The designer selected a Cifial Brookhaven wall-mounted faucet that complemented the slimness of the custom vanity, without compromising space or style. The hand-cut marble and limestone floor, which curves up the wall in a unique arc and echoes the flare of the faucet and mirror, and a new leaded glass window, further demonstrates the high style of the designer.

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