GENEVA – PB Kitchen Design, 200 S. Third St., Geneva, was selected as one of 30 finalists in the International Kitchen Design Contest from Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove from among more than 1,800 worldwide entries, the company announced in a news release.
PB Kitchen Design was also awarded the “2019 Antolini Designer Project of the Year,” the release stated.
“When we set out on a project, our goal is to listen to our clients, respect the roles of the other collaborating professionals and deliver a design that reflects the client’s ultimate vision of the space,” PB Kitchen Design president Dan McFadden stated in the release. “Being recognized internationally for our creativity and execution is just icing on the cake.”
The international project, entitled “Forest Kitchen,” was an open-plan kitchen and pantry.
The primary goal when designing the layout of the kitchen space was to lean into the open floor plan and create both a kitchen and pantry with a view, the release stated.
The homeowner selected a multi-function team to design and execute this project.
The team included Debbie Larson of PB Kitchen Design; Ryan Dunham of Oakley Home Builders in Downers Grove; Dan McFadden and Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto of Park & Oak Interior Design in Glen Ellyn; and Michael Abraham and Joel Rafferty of Michael Abraham Architecture in Clarendon Hills, the release stated.
Dan McFadden and Ryan Dunham traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for a summit of the finalists and announcement of the final winners in mid-October.
The company won the Antolini Designer award for its “Geneva Traditional Polished Kitchen” project, the release stated.
The design featured porcelain countertops from the Antolini Luigi & Company, of Verona, Italy, and Terazzo & Marble Supply Company of Wheeling.
Also contributing to the award-winning project were Cara Mamott of Haven Design Group LLC, also in Geneva and PB Kitchen Design designer Debbie Larson of Downers Grove.
The team used engineered white stone with dark veining for a dramatic, yet easily maintained back splash that wouldn’t easily stain or etch.
“The back splash now functions as a stunning piece of art all to enjoy,” Larson stated in the release. Larson represented the entire award-winning design team with a recent, all-expenses paid trip to Verona, Italy to visit the Antolini operation and receive the award in person.