December 11, 2019


PORCELANOSA wins Best Kitchen Design

PORCELANOSA is delighted to announce that our San Diego team has been awarded Best Kitchen Design at the 2019 International Property Awards (IPAX) for the Star Trek kitchen. The innovative and ambitious design dares to go boldly where no kitchen has gone before.

Held on Monday 2nd December at the prestigious Savoy hotel in London, the day consisted of a networking event and a ceremony at which the award was presented. Lord Thurso was the Judging Panel Chairman and Stuart Shield, President and founder of the International Property Awards, presented the Award.

Sheum Wan, Area Design Manager for South East England, and Javier Rodriguez, Commercial Sales Manager, picked up the award on behalf of the San Diego team. Sheum said, “It was an honour for Javier and I to collect the award on behalf of our U.S. designer Amandine Tosello for her winning innovative and eye-catching, yet practical, ‘Star Trek’ Kitchen Design.

“It was also a privilege to be amongst the world’s greatest architects, interior designers and property developers to join them for their special moment of accolade.”


The project is an excellent example of high functioning technology in a modern space. The countertop and splashback, both from KRION Solid Surface, are the focal points, encapsulating a contemporary look that lends itself to a ‘Star Trek’ style design.The glass splashback is connected to a motion sensor and turns blue when the light switch is on, adding to the space-age feel of the kitchen. The lights in the kitchen are activated by a voice sensor and the sleek base cabinets are activated by a motion sensor.

To ensure safety throughout the design, there are buttons on the island that allow for a gas cooking top to pop out of and into the island when pressed. The upper cabinets are also on an electrical touch to open system, adding to the wow factor of the design.

The IPAX event brings together the world’s leading architects, developers, interior designers and real estate professionals. The event is awash with key decision makers looking for the finest companies with whom to do business.

Designer: Malika Junaid, founder and principal of M○Designs Architects

Co-designer: Amandine Tosello, Senior Kitchen Designer at Porcelanosa

Photographer: Peter Giles Photography 


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