Avenue Magazine 2013 Design Competition Grand Prize Winner Announced

Avenue Magazine 2013 Design Competition Grand Prize Winner Announced

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February 22, 2013 – A uniquely designed and functional barbecue grill was a double winner last night at the VIP awards gala wrapping up Avenue magazine’s 2013 Design Competition .The Kontort grill and its designer, Chloe Leung, took home both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice awards at the event, held at BoConcept, 701 11th Ave. S.W. The People’s Choice award was announced by Ricky Zayshley, Associate Editor of Avenue. This was followed, much to Leung’s surprise, by the Grand Prize win, announced by WestJet’s Robert Palmer.

The Kontort’s design was inspired by a trip to Japanese Village, a local teppanyaki restaurant. Leung’s creation is a dynamic, coal-fuelled grill, suitable for indoor and outdoor cooking. The grill is functional, and its edgy design makes it a home decor piece. Leung’s prizes included a lamp, courtesy of BoConcept, and a trip for two to the 25th Montreal International Design Show in May 2013, courtesy of WestJet and the Montreal International Design Show.

“We were thrilled by the turnout last night — it was a full house of design enthusiasts happy to support our contestants,” Zayshley said. “Chloe’s barbecue is such a unique and functional piece, it’s certainly something I can see in the retail market one day. This young designer is one to watch, and I think it’s safe to say we can expect great things from her in the coming years.”

This year, Avenue received the most submissions ever in the Design Competition’s four-year history. All entries were required to be functional home decor pieces, including accessories of any size and built-in items — and they were required to be purposeful rather than purely decorative. The competition was a celebration of uniqueness, diversity and originality.

More than 265 people voted for the People’s Choice Award during February. Voting took place at BoConcept, where the pieces will remain on display until Feb. 28.

For media information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Kathy Randle, Director of Marketing | RedPoint Media Group Inc. | 403-232-7720

krandle@redpointmedia.ca | www.redpointmedia.ca

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