A stunning line-up of kitchens vied for State and National titles in the KBDi Designer Awards this year, with the category proudly sponsored by KBDi Premier Partner, Multitap by Insinkerator. In this feature, we’re introducing the Member who took out the coveted title of KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year, along with a few other well-deserved awards.

Maddalena Fiorasi studied architecture in Venice before working in Europe for several years. When she moved to Australia, Maddalena pursued her passion for residential design, studying at Sydney’s Enmore Design Centre. Her dedication to her studies was acknowledged with a student award in 2018, and earned her a complimentary membership (and fortuitous introduction) to the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute.

Both KBDi and our Education Partners, TAFE NSW, were delighted to see this connection come full circle, with Maddalena earning herself the titles of First Time Entrant Award Winner, KBDi Kitchen Designer of the Year – NSW and KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year with this stunning project.

On behalf of our organisation and our generous sponsors, Multitap by Insinkerator, we extend our sincerest congratulations to Maddalena, and look forward to seeing more of her work in the years to come.

About Maddalena’s project

This small kitchen packs a mighty big punch! The judges loved the designer’s thoughtful consideration of the client brief and the measured response to the practical and aesthetic needs of her artistic clients. The panel commended her on an integrative and functional solution and a highly professional presentation. The overall design is as stylish as it is practical and a perfect example of design done well.