Kitchen Ideas magazine initiated the contest in 2021. Launched in 2013, Kitchen Ideas is the first trade publication that goes beyond the aesthetics of kitchens and maintains an in-depth focus on functionality and Design. Published quarterly, the uniqueness of the magazine lies in its holistic approach, which accommodates Indian sensibilities towards the kitchen area while incorporating an international appeal. Over the years, it has become a reference point for designers on kitchens.
Gnosis Services Pvt Ltd, the company behind Kitchen Ideas, was founded in 2010 with Washrooms and Beyond as its flagship publication. Gnosis is a niche publishing company whose endeavour is to create platforms for professional communities like architecture, interior design, plumbing and technical services.
The company organises seminars, conferences and roundtables bringing the fraternity of architects, interior designers, MEPF consultants, builders and other relevant stakeholders under one roof through initiatives like Design Dialogues, Wb. Honours, Smart Green Sanitation for Smart Green Cities, Urban Sanitation Hurrah, Plumbing & Design, Washroom and Kitchen Seminar, Kitchens Unplugged and Smart Kitchens.
The company also organises a design competition on washrooms for architects and interior designers and has successfully conducted 4 editions along with one edition for students.
Hettich India Pvt Ltd, a leading manufacturer of furniture & kitchen fittings and architectural hardware is the title sponsor for the second edition of the Kitchen Ideas Design Challenge.
Hettich is a 135 years old German lifestyle brand, being one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Furniture Fittings and Hardware with a turnover of more than 1.5 billion euros. It has presence in about 80 countries with over 8000 employees taking up the challenge of developing intelligent technology for furniture to create magicalinterior experiences for its customers.
In India, Hettich started operations at the dawn of the new millennium and within a short span of time gained an undisputed leadership position in the Indian furniture fittings & hardware industry. Hettich’s product portfolio comprises a repertoire of Furniture Fittings & Door Hardware made with cutting-edge German quality complemented by Wire Products, Aluminium Profiles, Shelving Systems, Built-in Appliances and Furniture Lights, thereby providing holistic fitting solutions for all residential and commercial spaces.
Hettich enjoys a very high brand recall and a strong brand equity and its recognitions as ‘The Economic Times Best Brands 2022’ and ‘The Most Trusted Brands of India 2023’ by Marksmen Daily are a testament of the same.
Hettich also has a chain of 12 application centres, spread across India, where visitors can experience the brand and its latest solutions.
Hettich presents Kitchen Ideas Design Challenge is meant for architectural/interior designing firms/companies, practising architects and interior designers covering pan-India, divided into 4 zones. The 2nd edition is going to follow a phygital format where the submissions and rating for the zonal leg will be done digitally, culminating into an on-ground Grand Finale on 9th February 2024 at a 5-star hotel in Mumbai.
Architectural firms/companies, interior designing firms/companies, practising architects and interior designers are invited to compete in the Hettich presents Kitchen Ideas Design Challenge in the following category of residential kitchens:
This category of kitchen will focus on intelligent space management given that space has become a premium, especially in metros. The design should offer a fully functional, modern and gadget-friendly residential kitchen spanning around 60-90 sq. ft.
The idea is to use technology, materials, appliances and fittings in a way to maximise the space in a small kitchen and offer a full-fledged kitchen offering functionalities and experience that can rival its larger counterparts.
The designer needs to incorporate Hettich products while designing the kitchen.
For the category in which Hettich products are not available, the designer can choose products on their own.
Note: The designer needs to incorporate Hettich products (the 3D images of which are available on this website) while designing the kitchen. The submission must include a concept note, technical drawings with plans and section details and 3D Renders in 300 DPI.
A note highlighting the various features – technology used, storage design, innovative features, Water & energy efficiency features, lighting and ventilation and safety should be provided.