DETROIT KitchenAid announced three winners for its sponsored contest at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Finalists were selected by Kevin Gilboe, senior manager for KitchenAid Brand Studio and Global Consumer Design, Terry Duncan, principal designer of KitchenAid small appliances and Deborah O'Connor, senior manager of KitchenAid brand experience.
The winners, who will display their concepts at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, were Chuan-Hao Wen for his espresso machine inspired by global environmental trends; Matthew Lisk for his avant-garde tabletop griddle and slow cooker, and Brandon Mock for his intuitive dual-plated griddle.
"KitchenAid has been continuously innovating since its introduction of the stand mixer for home cooks in 1919," noted O'Connor. "This competition was a way to encourage the next generation of the students at a school, known for producing the best product designers, to demonstrate their own talents and innovative concepts."