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August 31, 2017 2:30 pmComments are Disabled
G Matt Nafiz Hafele with Evolve Interiors CMDA Cabinet Maker of the Year 2017


After an exciting build-up and months of planning, the 20th presentation of the CMDA Awards Night was, from all accounts, a resounding success and a wonderful celebration for the Cabinet Making Industry.

F Matt Nafiz Hafele presenting to Simone Castagna, Minosa, Hafele CMDA Designer of the Year 2017  B Cos Interiors Winner Lincoln Sentry Best Kitchen $25 - $50,000

A Brendon Wardenaar Smart Stone presenting Best Kitchen 15 - 25,000 Kitchen Wizard D Jane Lindsay Admonter presenting Let's Talk Kitchens & Interiors Best Built-In Cabinetry

C Diverse Shopfitters winners of the GEM Finish Best Commercial Project E John Oliver Universal Mag presenting Ind Design & Const Best Alfresco

With a new CMDA Board determined to deliver a successful Gala event which showcased the talents of Australia’s Cabinet Makers and Designers, and offering sponsors a fresh and relevant platform to connect with, the 2017 Awards Night delivered on all fronts.  With an exceptional list of entries from across Australia and a wonderful turnout from Industry and Sponsors on the night, a new standard was set for this Industry event.

The Judging panel comprising Mark Williams – Lincoln Sentry, Gary Slade – Made Co Australia, Carole Whiting – Carole Whiting Interiors and Emma Mitchell – EM Architects, provided a new focus for the judging process with cross-industry representation combining creditability and experience. This mix ensured the complexity of each entry’s workmanship and design was fully explored and fairly judged.

Judges commented that what often appeared to be a simple entry, would upon closer inspection, reveal a detailed project that addressed a complexity of client demands and on-site limitations. Far from simple, the entries were indeed exceptional and delivered incredible joinery solutions to complex issues – all of which was packaged in beautiful designs. Intense discussions and debates over many entries highlighted the often tough task the judges had to reach a decision.

With no better way to break the ice and get the audience involved than with the hilarious humor of Brian Nankervis, the important task of awarding the winner in each category was undertaken.

Congratulations to our 2017 CMDA Award Winners:

-      Häfele CMDA Designer of The Year – MINOSA DESIGN

-      Häfele CMDA Cabinet Maker of The Year – EVOLVE INTERIORS

-      Blum CMDA Best Kitchen over $50,000 – EVOLVE INTERIORS

-      Lincoln Sentry CMDA Best Kitchen $25,000 – $50,000 – COS INTERIORS

-      Smartstone CMDA Best Kitchen between $15,000 – $25,000 – KITCHEN WIZARD

-      Wilson & Bradley CMDA Best Kitchen up to $15,000 – J &V MODERN CABINETS

-      AWISA 2018 CMDA Best Bathroom – MINOSA

-      First Super CMDA Best Laundry – COS INTERIORS

-      Admonter CMDA Best Built-In Cabinetry – LET’S TALK KITCHENS & INTERIORS

-      Universal Magazine CMDA Best Alfresco – INDIVIDUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

-      Gem Finish CMDA Best Commercial – DIVERSE SHOPFITTERS

-      Admonter CMDA Apprentice Cabinet Maker of The Year – DAVID STEVEN

-      CMDA President’s Award – ART OF KITCHENS

-      CMDA People’s Choice Award – COS INTERIORS

The CMDA committee wanted to congratulate all Finalists and Winners and acknowledge and thank their wonderful Sponsors for their generous support in helping to deliver such a successful event. The CMDA Marketing Committee is hard at work planning for 2018 and if the feedback received from the event is anything to go by, the 21st CMDA Awards Night will be THE Industry event not to be missed.

Cabinet Makers and Designers Association

Phone: 1300 767 738



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