Thermador Announces New Kitchen Design Challenge in Celebration of the Brand's 100th Anniversary

Builders, Designers and Architects Are Encouraged to Submit Their Finest Thermador Kitchen Designs for the Chance to Win Outstanding Prizes, Valued at More Than $110,000

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2016) - Over the last century, American luxury kitchen appliance brand Thermador has continued to reimagine the possibilities for the kitchen by introducing innovative appliances that offer the finest in power, performance and style for culinary enthusiasts. As the brand celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, Thermador is kicking off its third Kitchen Design Challenge to celebrate the incredibly talented designers at the forefront of today's outstanding kitchen and home design. This contest recognizes the most inspiring luxury Thermador kitchens in the country, and -- because this is a centennial celebration -- this year's Kitchen Design Challenge is the most exciting yet, with more prizes and opportunities for recognition.

"For a century, Thermador has been devoted to creating innovative appliances that provide ultimate performance for culinary enthusiasts -- and we have been an integral part of how the design and function of the kitchen has evolved over the decades," said Zach Elkin, director of brand marketing for Thermador. "Our commitment to the Kitchen Design Challenge enables us to celebrate the talented designers who utilize Thermador to bring the heart of the home to life for their clients with unique, personalized details -- and inspire us by breaking convention and re-thinking what is possible for the kitchen." 

Any designer, builder, architect, or trade professional is encouraged to enter a Thermador kitchen that was completed from 2014-2016 for the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. All submissions must be entered by January 31, 2017. There is no limit on the number of entries submitted by a single person, team or company.

A total of 32 regional winners will be selected, and of these 24 will receive a $1,000 cash prize, while eight regional honorable mention winners will receive $500 for the best overall use of Thermador appliances in their kitchen design. All regional winners will also receive a trip for two to a Gala Celebration in 2017 to compete for national prizes. The national winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Best Use of Thermador Refrigeration -- one national winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize, and a second place winner will receive a $5,000 prize
  • Contemporary/Modern Design -- one national winner will receive a $20,000 grand prize, and a second place winner will receive a $10,000 prize
  • Traditional/Transitional Design -- one national winner will receive a $20,000 grand prize, and a second place winner will receive a $10,000 prize
  • Designer's Choice -- two regional winners will be selected by the Gala Celebration attendees to receive a $3,500 prize

Entries may only consist of kitchens featuring Thermador appliances and must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. The contest has no entry fee, and participants may visit to read the official rules and enter. 

About Thermador
In 2016, Thermador celebrates 100 years of introducing innovation that drives performance that leads to timeless design. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs -- from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively.

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 During its 100th Anniversary year, Thermador is kicking off an exciting Kitchen Design Challenge.