From the monthly archives:

November 2012

Winner Designer Kitchen Awards 2012

by Dev Direct on November 21, 2012

It proved to be a truly memorable day at the Tower of London as our design team made the long trek towards the gallows to suuport our Design Director, Colin Wong who was shortlisted for the UK Designer Kitchen Awards, 2012 Kitchen Designer of the Year.

The event was held under the dramatic backdrop of The Tower of London and marked the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected award ceremonies.

Hosted by the BBC’s Oliver Heath, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the iconic Karim Rashid who flew in from New York to accept the illustrious accolade which had previously been awarded to iconic designers like Phillipe Starck and Paolo Pininfarina.

Despite the mounting tension, it capped a wonderful happy and memorable day when Colin was awarded with the kitchen Designer of The Year Award which was sponsored by Poggenpohl.

For the 1st time in a very long while, Colin was lost for words and our whole team were extremely proud to be part of such a high accolade. A great day was had by all and hats off to Martin Allen-Smith and his team for organising a truly unforgettable award ceremony.

Sean Grant
Development Direct

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Neff National Excellence Award 2010

by Dev Direct on November 20, 2012


Ross Nimmo of Development Direct accepts the coveted award for Best Kitchen Design

Development Direct Edinburgh picked up the “Best Kitchen Design” Neff National Excellence Award 2010! To be recognised by such a strong and well respected judging panel made the award all that more special!


“Scottish kitchen studio, Development Direct Kitchens of Edinburgh has won a MasterPartner® Excellence Award for the Best Kitchen Design. The Excellence Awards were sponsored by the UK’s built in kitchen appliance brand leader, Neff.

Design Director Colin Wong and Senior Designer Ross Nimmo of Neff MasterPartner® Development Direct accepted the coveted award for Best Kitchen Design at a prestigious Awards Luncheon held on Wednesday 15th September at the famous Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s Restaurant in central London. The event was hosted by BBC News Journalist, Kate Silverton.

Development Direct of Dalry Road in Edinburgh was selected as the unanimous winner of the Best Kitchen Design category by the 5-strong Judging Panel, which included the editors of two national magazines: Beautiful Kitchens and Designer. The company was praised for demonstrating kitchen design of the very highest calibre, in use of space, colour and layout.”

A great accolade, and one our whole team are very proud to receive! The kitchen design itself utilised cutting edge Neff appliances, kitchen furniture by German manufacturer Hacker, and worktops by Dupont Corian.

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Winner UK Kitchen Designer of the Year Award 2012

by Dev Direct on November 16, 2012

On the 15th of November I attended the Designer Kitchens & Bathroom awards ceremony as finalist in the UK Kitchen Designer of the Year 2012.

The Ceremony was held in one of London’s most iconic landmarks – the Tower of London.

I was up against some quality opposition but it is with great pleasure that I can announce that we won this most esteemed award!

A big thank you to my hard working and dedicated team!


UK Designer Awards 2012

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