A stunning contemporary kitchen and bar for a client who loves to entertain, designed by Auckland-based designer Celia Visser, won the overall KBB award (Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom) at this year’s SBID Awards at an exclusive champagne luncheon, held in the ballroom of The Dorchester Hotel in London last month.
Delighted after being shortlisted as a finalist Visser flew to London hoping, but not thinking for a moment she might come away with the top honour. However, when the MC, comedian Julian Cleary, announced her name as the winner, Visser said she couldn’t quite believe it.
“It all felt a bit surreal, especially having seen all the other fantastic projects from so many countries. We had interview after interview, and there must have been at least 10 photographers... it was like the paparazzi!” she says. “My client’s brief was that she wanted an award-winning kitchen and bar for her new home. I’m so happy to have achieved that for her, not just locally, but internationally.”
Celia Visser lives and breathes design. Her passion for innovation and quality is matched only by her commitment to client satisfaction. Within the kitchen design industry, she is renowned for producing consistently excellent designs that have won her multiple awards. Celia has been in the design and construction industry for 26 years, and is currently a member of the Certified Designers Society, NKBA and DINZ. A past Vice President of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, she is a regular contributor to the design pages of magazines and newspapers, as well as a practiced public speaker and educator.
If you are looking for a fabulous new kitchen, bathroom or interior, give Celia a call.
CELIA VISSER DESIGN, T: 09 917 1794, 54 College Hill, Ponsonby, www.visserdesign.com