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Home & Interiors Scotland: On the panel

by Dev Direct on October 11, 2014

Development Direct’s Colin Wong has been selected to judge the prestigious Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2014, having himself won the UK Kitchen Designer of the Year category in 2012 and 2013.

Colin, the creative director of the award-winning kitchen and bathroom design studio in Edinburgh, will bring his wealth of experience to the judging table in November, where he joins a select panel of key figures from kitchen, bathroom and interior design fields.

Original article on Home & Interior Scotland website

Development Direct Colin Wong Cosmo

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This week Designer KB Awards announced the judging panel for Designer KB Awards 2015.

We are very proud to announce that Development Direct owner and chief designer Colin Wong has been selected to join the panel of design experts.

Colin has won this prestigious award in 2014 and is honoured to have been selected to help judge next years entries.

Good luck to everyone taking part!

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Inspirational or commercial?

by Dev Direct on June 26, 2014

kbbreview Awards 2014

Claims from leading retailers in the May issue of kbbreview that kitchen design in the UK is stagnating under the weight of commercial pressure has triggered an interesting debate.

Inevitably, manufacturers and marketeers have taken an opposing view, citing plenty of worthy examples of where British design is still alive and kicking.

But to be fair, that wasn’t really the wider point of what designers Rob Mascari, of Mascari Kitchens in Nottingham, and Colin Wong, design director of Development Direct in Edinburgh, were trying to say.

..to borrow the view of Colin Wong – an experienced multi award-winning British designer (so hardly naïve) – if talent was allowed to cooperate more closely with these manufacturers, then surely the industry would have a better chance of moving forward, as it has in Italy and Scandanavia.

“Why should Eurocucina be so much more inspiring than kbb Birmingham?” he asks. “It simply doesn’t need to be the case.”

Read the full article here

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