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2020 SMEG TOUR WINNERS REVEALED

Four amazing projects have won the Smeg 2020 Tour competition. All displayed outstanding kitchen design and an innovative and creative use of materials and appliances

Entries were judged by a prestigious jury of industry luminaries and previous Smeg Tour winners and participants, including Smeg Tour winner Anita Panov (panovscott Architects), John Wardle (John Wardle Architects), David Karotkin (Carabiner) and Janet Holmes a Court (philanthropist and architecture supporter).

 

 

Camp Hill Cottage - Owen Architecture, QLD

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Light and airy, Camp Hill Cottage fosters connection with the rituals of family life. Within its cottage setting, restrained material choices and elegant detailing complements the Smeg Classic built-in stainless-steel oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher and sleek cylindrical rangehood which provide technological performance and effusive style. 

 

Elm & Stone - DKO Architecture, VIC

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Elm & Stone is an exemplar for compact living – demonstrating that a highly functional kitchen is essential at the heart of even the smallest home. Utilising a refined material palette, sleek detailing and timeless Smeg Classic appliances, the kitchens are clever and uncomplicated, and fits comfortably within this unique loft style living arrangement.

 

Sandy Point House - Kennedy Nolan, VIC

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This might be the perfect holiday kitchen: understated, functional and robust. But also, joyous and playful, allowing the human experience of those gathered in the room to be at the fore. A cohesive open plan comprising living, dining and cooking is enhanced with the timeless elegance of a Smeg Classic built-in oven while an induction cooktop seamlessly integrates into the broad timber benchtop.

  

Winship Cottage - Owen Architecture, QLD

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A clear passion for serious cooking is made manifest by this kitchen – enabling the decorum, and theatre, of preparing a meal for guests. An artfully layered threshold between the serving and service spaces with a Smeg Classic freestanding cooker with matching wallmount rangehood as the centrepiece, revealing a pride in the craft of cooking and creating.

FROM THE ALUMNI 

The Smeg Tour was a memorable and invaluable experience - not only to see first-hand the care and attention to design, detail and manufacturing that goes into the Smeg products, but also their generosity in wanting to share their love of Italian food, the local produce, landscape and architecture. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get to know a great and diverse group of other talented Australian designers.

Isabelle Toland, Aileen Sage Architects

Highlights of the tour were the visit to the innovative Smeg headquarters andmanufacturing facility, meetingg and discussing the future of appliance design with Smeg's principal designer, Guido Canali, the generous hospitality of the Bertazzoni family and, of course, the camaraderie amongst all participants.

Peter Cotton, Mirvac Design

The tour which Smeg generously organises as an adjunct to the Biennale experience is a wonderful excursion. For three days, our group enjoyed architectural and culinary treasures in a great spirit of friendship and adventure. Other highlights included visits to the beautifully designed Smeg head office in Guastalla and their state of the art robotic factory in Bonferraro. Both of these facilities, which demonstrate Smeg's commitment to innovative architecture and product design, provided excellent counterpoint to the historically focused nature of the excursion.

Karl Fender OAM, Fender Katsalidis

I can’t imagine a better way to come back to earth after the architectural overload of Venice and the Biennale than to spend a few days in the hands of Smeg and the Bertazzoni family touring the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. You get an insider’s view of historic towns, buildings and landscapes, while getting special insights into the remarkable design and industrial culture of Northern Italy. Visits to the Smeg head office, design centre and manufacturing plants were a real eye-opener for me. Add to this the special hotels and meals at the finest regional restaurants and you have and trip that is definitely not to be missed.

Paul Berkemeier, Architect