The winners for the 2020 Design and Industry awards have been selected by the annual National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). The annual competition takes place at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS); this year in Las Vegas, Nevada from Jan. 21 to 23.
A slew of Canadian companies took home awards this year, including:
Best Overall Bath
- Michelle Miazga-Hall, founder and principal, Port + Quarter Interiors, Vancouver, B.C.
Contemporary Kitchen, Small (Under 250 Square Feet)
- First Place: Svetiana Tryaskina, Estee Design, Toronto, Ont.
- Third Place: Nyla Free, Nyla Free Designs Inc., Calgary, Alta.
Contemporary Bath, Large (250 sq. ft. and over)
- First Place: Michelle Miazga-Hall, founder and principal at Port + Quarter Interiors.
- Second Place: Carly Nemtean, Carriage Lance Design-Build, Mississauga, Ont.
Contemporary Bath, Small (Under 250 sq. ft.)
- First Place: Michelle Miazga-Hall, Founder and Principal, Port + Quarter Interiors.
- Second Place: Madeleine Sloback, Principal, Madeleine Design Group, Vancouver, B.C.
Traditional Bath, Small (Under 250 sq. ft.)
- First Place: Dvira Ovadia, Owner, Dvira Interiors, Toronto, Ont.
- Second Place: Dvira Ovadia, Owner, Dvira Interiors.
Living in Place
- First Place: Kendall Ansell, Principal, Kendall Ansell Interiors, Vancouver, B.C.
A scholarship prize was presented to Georgian College student Thao Mai. She received second place in the bath category.
Also honoured at the ceremony was the recipient of the NKBA Chairman’s Award. It was created in 2009 to recognize industry leaders for their impact on the industry. The winner of the 2020 NKBA Chairman’s award was Signature Kitchen Suite and LG Electronics. The award was accepted by Thomas Yoon, CEO for LG North America.
The NKBA Design and Industry Awards kick-off the KBIS every year. KBIS 2021 will be held Feb. 9-11, in Orlando, Florida. The NKBA is a non-for-profit trade association that owns and runs the KBIS as part of Design and Construction Week (DCW).