A legacy to acknowledge design par excellence
India 26 October 2016: KOHLER®, a leading name in the global kitchen and bathroom category, recently launched the KOHLER BOLD DESIGN AWARDS® in association with Elle Décor. With an endeavor to showcase, acknowledge and celebrate the best Indian architects and designers, the KOHLER BOLD DESIGN AWARDS® aim to redefine the design and set a new benchmark in the industry. Golden Pencil, the trophy for the winner truly captures the essence of the awards and symbolizes exclusivity and brilliance.
With thousands of entries, the KOHLER BOLD DESIGN AWARDS® have already become the most noteworthy awards in the field of architecture. Sculpting the personality of renowned architects and designers, it is a legacy to inspire the eternal art and acknowledge the best in the industry.
Kohler has taken this platform to recognize the excellent work done in two main categories against which the entries would be awarded - The Extraordinaries and The Visionaries. Besides these, there is other special award - The John Michael Kohler Lifetime Achievement.
The Extra ordinaries is further classified into five sub-categories that include Commercial, Hospitality, Residential, Public Institution and Retail. Likewise, The Visionaries also has four sub-categories that include Rebuild & Revive, Bold Luxury, Community Harmony and the Big Idea.
The John Michael Kohler Lifetime Achievement award is a tribute to the founder of Kohler company. This category recognizes accolades and applauds a noteworthy personality from the architecture and design community; someone who is a legend in the field and is known for their tireless, genius and noteworthy contributions.
This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the distinguished Jury and it is not open for public nomination.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Salil Sadanandan, President - South Asia & KOHLER Brand EMEA at Kohler Co. said, “As a company, Kohler works very closely with the Architect and Design Fraternity of India to understand the future trends and also to be inspired to design newer and better products. The KOHLER Bold Design Awards is an annual program that hopes to recognize the best talent in architecture and interior design in the country and would be supported by the company in the years to come. It is our way of giving back to the community. We are overwhelmed by the response we have received for the first edition.
The Jury panel includes some of the renowned personalities in the field of architecture:
Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu - Founding Partners of Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, Manit Rastogi & Sonali Rastogi - Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, a globally renowned Indian Architectural practice, Rahul Kadri - Principal Architect & Partner at I.M.Kadri Architects, Sanjay Mohe - Founder of Mindspace Architects Bangalore, Sanjay Puri - Principal Architect at Sanjay Puri Architects, Sarbjit Singh - Principal Architect Fabinteriors, Sonali Bhagwati - Co-founder of Spazzio Design, India Mahdavi - Founder India Mahdavi Architecture and Design
The finalist will be given a very exclusive opportunity to display their winning prototypes/models/pieces at India Design ID 2017 in New Delhi. The winner will also get a very special trophy at the formal award ceremony. They will also be featured in ELLE DECOR India magazine and on the website.