Thermador Extends Kitchen Design Challenge; Trade Professionals Called to Submit Exceptional Designs Through February 2022

  • Designers, builders, architects and students have until February 28, 2022 to submit their designs. You have more opportunities than ever to win awards and industry recognition
  • The competition categories include rooms outside the kitchen. For the first time, students are invited to share their most impressive design renders
  • The Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge will award six national winners, 44 regional winners and one Designer’s Choice winner with prize money of 110,000 US dollars, which will be announced at an exclusive gala ceremony

IRVINE, Calif., February 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Thermador, the legendary American luxury home appliance brand, is extending the deadline for submitting entries for the fourth Kitchen Design Challenge to February 28, 2022. Professional designers, builders, architects, Transformers, kitchen dealers and, for the first time in the history of the Thermador competition, students are invited to bring their greatest visions to life for cash prizes and national recognition. With redesigned competition categories, Thermador is encouraging professionals to showcase their most impressive designs both inside and outside the kitchen.

The Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge calls for the submission of the most impressive and imaginative projects and offers four categories: Extraordinary Kitchen, Compact Kitchen Suite, Original Innovator / Out of the Box Space and Student Concept Kitchen. Thermador designs completed between the competition period from January 1, 2017 to February 28, 2022 can be submitted free of charge. Unlimited submissions from individuals, teams and companies are accepted.

A total of 44 regional winners will be selected for $ 110,000 in prize money. Of these, 36 will each receive a cash prize of $ 1,000, and eight award winners will receive $ 500 for the best integration of Thermador appliances into their kitchen and home design. All regional winners will attend a gala ceremony where entries for additional awards will be eligible and national winners will be announced. In addition, all winners will receive national printed and digital coverage of their winning designs.

National winners will be selected in the following categories:

Exceptional cuisine – Considering a style of cuisine, a national winner will receive a grand prize of $ 25,000, a second place winner will receive a cash prize of $ 15,000, and a third place winner will receive a cash prize of $ 10,000.

Compact kitchen suite – A national winner will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000 for creating a culinary space less than 200 square feet in size and containing at least three Thermador primary products.

Original Innovator / Out of the Box Space – A national winner will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000 for designing a space outside the kitchen – be it a wet bar, personal gym, wine cellar, or game room. The room must contain at least two Thermador devices.

Student kitchen concept – A national winner will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000 for designing an exceptional kitchen for a hypothetical customer with a space of at least 200 square feet and a maximum budget of $ 250,000. Student concept kitchens must contain at least three primary Thermador units.

Choice of designer – A winner will be selected at the Gala Celebration for a cash prize of $ 5,000.

Fan favorites – Five winners will be selected in a separate competition in 2022 for a cash prize of $ 1,000 each.

The contributions may only consist of kitchens with Thermador devices. Devices that are not from Thermador are only included if Thermador does not offer a similar product. Participants can visit to access the official rules and registration form.

Media contact:
Allison Field
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About Thermador
Thermador has introduced innovative breakthroughs since 1916 – from the world’s first wall-mounted ovens and gas hobs with the patented Star® burner to the Freedom® induction hob, the first full-surface induction appliance, to the Freedom® collection, the first modular built-in columns for fresh food , Freezer and wine preservation. The new Thermador products include two completely redesigned collections: Masterpiece® and Professional. These collections create a real connection to consumers through the exclusive Thermador Connected Experience from Home Connect ™. The Thermador Connected Experience offers access to personalized content, unique partnerships and tailor-made product guides. Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the largest manufacturer of household appliances in Europe and one of the world’s leading companies in the industry. You can find more information at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador or @ ThermadorHome.

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