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PRESS RELEASE

April 2011

MICK DE GIULIO

Since founding de Giulio kitchen design in 1984, Mick De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States and abroad. In 2003, he was named a Kitchen and Bath Design Leader by Interior Design magazine and in 2005 was recognized by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bath industry over the last 50 years. In October 2010, Balcony Press released Mick's first book, Kitchen Centric.

Mick has designed several product lines for high-end German kitchen manufacturer SieMatic Corporation. In 2002, his design of the Hudson Valley line was selected for the kitchen at Washington D.C.'s historic presidential guest home, Blair House. In 2006, his design of the BeauxArts Collection made its debut to international critical acclaim -- quickly emerging as one of SieMatic's bestselling kitchens worldwide, and in January 2011, his design of BeauxArts.02 premiered at the international furniture show in Cologne, Germany. Mick was commissioned by Kallista (a Kohler company) to design a collection of products that will be launched in April 2011, during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS).

As well as directing two successful showrooms in Chicago specializing in residential kitchen design, including one at the Merchandixe Mart's LuxeHome, Mick has completed several notable commercial projects, including the test and demonstration kitchens for the Chicago Tribune, Sub-Zero Freezer/Wolf Appliance in Madison, Wisconsin and at New York City's A&D Building, and Meredith Corporation (Better Homes and Gardens magazine) in Des Moines, Iowa.

As a consultant, Mick has been influential in the development of several of the products in the current Sub-Zero and Wolf product lines, and has served as a judge for their biennial international design competition. he was also invited to judge the 2009 Designers of Tomorrow contest (sponsored by Delta in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Meredith Corporation) and the 2010-2011 Detroit Home Design Awards (sponsored by Detroit Home magazine).

Mick designed the kitcheh for the first DreamHome exhibit at Chicago's Merchandise Mart in 2005 and was selected again for the 2009 DreamHome. He has served as a speaker at industry events including K/BIS, Coverings, and NeoCon World's Trade Fair. HE was won numerous design awards, and his work has been extensively published in national magazines including House Beautiful, Veranda, Interior Design, Town and Country, and Traditional Home, as well as several international publications including Elle, Dolce Vita, Nile, Keukens, Domizil, Gods & Gärdar, and Architecktur & Wohnen.

His creative and artistic approach to kitchen design is acknowledged by industry experts. Bon Appétit magazine says: "De Giulio sees space a little differently than the rest of us do, which is why he's one of the leading innovators in kitchen design.. Whether he's creating a 54-square foot kitchen in Manhattan or a 1,000-square-foot training kitchen for Sub-Zero's headquarters in Wisconsin, De Giulio's designs are equally fresh, classic, and inventive."



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