Awards Aplenty

Chiselwood Celebrates

Chiselwood celebrate winning the Architecture Awards - The Kitchen And Bathroom Award, Yorkshire. And Chiselwood's Director, Martin Holliday, to judge at the prestigious American KDC Awards.
 |  Jon Rogers  |  Interiors

Chiselwood are proud to announce they have been nominated and won the Architecture Awards - The Kitchen and Bathroom Award, Yorkshire.

Build Magazine have been running the Architecture Awards for six years. With an impetus on sustainable and efficient methods being placed on modern projects, the awards recognise those that are pioneers in passive design.

The Architecture Awards 2020 commends companies, individuals and projects across a myriad of sectors and through our merit-driven approach, ensuring that only the most dedicated, creative and awe-inspiring parties receive one of the prestigious accolades.

“We are excited to receive this award, especially as we were nominated. It is such a pat on the back for all of our team. They are working so hard in these very trying times and this has really lifted their spirits.” Said Martin Holliday, Design Director.

This award is one of two to celebrate for Chiselwood, as they have also just announced that Martin is going to be a judge for another prestigious award, The KDC (Kitchen Design Competition) run by Sub-Zero Wolf America.

“These two announcements have reminded us, that all our efforts over the last twelve months have been acknowledged by two amazing supporters of our industry. It has been really hard work and our team has shown such resilience and support to each other.” Commented Mel Holliday. “I am sure this will make a difference to our spirits as we move forward into 2021”

The prestigious American KDC Awards is notably the biggest kitchen design award in the world. Sub-Zero and Wolf have been running the awards for over 25 years with 23 contests and celebrated 14,000 designs, promoting 800 design professionals.

Martin Holliday is the Design Director of the UK award-winning company Chiselwood, founded with his wife, Mel, in Lincolnshire, UK in 1989.

Martin originally trained as an engineer on gas turbines, however, in his early 20’s, followed his passion to design and manufacture furniture. Using the knowledge and pension he gained in engineering, he found he could design furniture that not only looked beautiful but provide practical solutions for everyday life. This led, in time, from the creation of individual pieces to the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom industries.

Chiselwood is a design and manufacturing company based in Lincolnshire, UK. Chiselwood employs a team of designers and cabinetmakers, with Martin heading up the design of full room sets for any area in the home, specialising in kitchens. Martin loves colour, texture, and mixing materials. With his practical background, he only designs furniture that he would be comfortable making himself, creating confidence that his team at Chiselwood can make anything he designs in their workshops in Lincoln. His designs are totally bespoke and unique to the client and project. He is passionate about design and loves a challenge.

Martin is one of the leading designers in the UK. He has won may UK accolades over his 31 years in design, culminating with a win as the only UK and European award from Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove’s Kitchen Design Contest in 2017.

Martin’s most recent adventure is designing and building six eco-houses. Read about the new eco-houses in Made, page 46, issue 19 - Nov/Dec 20.

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