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Cronin, Sutton named top kitchen designers

Cronin, Sutton named New Zealand’s top kitchen and bathroom designers

Auckland’s Morgan Cronin and Christchurch’s Davinia Sutton were named New Zealand’s top kitchen and bathroom designers at the national annual awards in Dunedin tonight.

Sutton won five awards and was named the top bathroom designer at the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association’s (NKBA) annual awards which showcased the booming industry and the best of design talent in the country.

She was also won the runner-up bathroom design, best renovated bathroom, South Island regional winner and best renovated kitchen.

Cronin, the 2005 NZ kitchen and bathroom winner, won four awards. He won the international award in the UK last year. He also won the runner-up kitchen design, the Auckland regional award and a highly commended kitchen.

Sutton and Cronin will attend the International Bathroom and Kitchen Show in Chicago later this year. The event attracts kitchen and bathroom designers and manufactures from all over the world.

The NKBA awards were established 23 years ago to foster New Zealand design talent and to recognise excellence, creativity and innovative thinking.

Association executive director Nicki Mills said the awards encouraged up-and-coming designers, small design businesses and also challenged established firms.

A total of 23 kitchen and bathroom design awards were announced in front of 300 people at the gala event in Dunedin Town Hall.

The regional winners were Cronin (Auckland), Mark Bruce (Bay of Plenty), Leanne Larking *(Hawke’s Bay), Glen Johns (Taranaki), Lloyd Richardson (Southern), Sutton (South Central), Robin Caudwell (Waikato), Damian Hannah (Wellington.


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