NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - If it's July in Rockefeller Plaza, it must be House Beautiful magazine's Kitchen of the Year. The summer's must-see destination for brilliant kitchen design and innovative culinary happenings, America's "dream kitchen," presented in partnership with Tishman Speyer, is now in its fifth year. On Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, the Kitchen of the Year will host non-stop presentations on the most influential design trends, interactive programs with designers, craftsmen and lifestyle leaders, and up-close culinary demonstrations from an incredible array of celebrated and innovative chefs. To mark this special fifth anniversary kitchen, House Beautiful has enlisted top kitchen designer Mick De Giulio to bring his passion for comfortable, livable and beautiful kitchens to the Plaza.
"We're so fortunate to have Mick De Giulio of de Giulio kitchen design create this year's kitchen," said Newell Turner, editor in chief of House Beautiful. "Mick is not just any kitchen designer -- he is THE kitchen designer with hundreds of projects completed around the globe. We've featured his work in House Beautiful and he is admired throughout the industry as one of the very best."
When asked to describe his design philosophy, Mr. De Giulio responded, "I believe a great kitchen has a magic to it that transforms the physical room into a feeling. People are drawn to that kitchen, and they may not know why. The kitchen sings. It is my job to write the music. I may call myself a kitchen designer, but what I really do is orchestrate and conduct the dreaming process."
The 1,000-square-foot kitchen conservatory features two fully-functioning kitchens, indoor and outdoor, where delectable bites and sips will be offered throughout the day. The kitchen brings together a wide array of premier building and home decoration companies, including Ann Sacks, Belgard, Caesarstone, Circa Lighting, The Container Store, Frontgate, Glidden, Grandin Road, Grothouse, Hickory Chair, iRobot, Kohler, KraftMaid, Kravet, Napoleon Fireplaces, Shaw Floors, and Whirlpool.
The Kitchen of the Year will be located on the North Plaza Block of Rockefeller Plaza (50th and 51st Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) and will be open to the public daily, from July 16-20 (check housebeautiful.com/KOTY for a listing of the week's schedule of events).
For more information about Kitchen of the Year and to see an interview with Mick De Giulio, please click here. For design fans outside of the New York City area, the Kitchen of the Year will be featured online at www.housebeautiful.com/KOTY with videos, podcasts and other special features as well as in the October 2012 issue of House Beautiful, which will be available on newsstands in mid-September.
About House Beautiful
House Beautiful is the leading authority on American home design and decoration, reaching more than seven million readers every month. Founded in 1896, House Beautiful is the oldest continuously published shelter magazine in the United States. In May 2012, House Beautiful won the American Society of Magazine Editors award for General Excellence in the Lifestyle Magazines category. In addition to its U.S. flagship, House Beautiful publishes two editions abroad. Readers also can interact with the brand digitally on House Beautiful mobile (m.housebeautiful.com) and through e-editions on Zinio, iPad, B&N Nook and Kindle Fire. House Beautiful is published by Hearst Magazines, the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011), which reaches 87 million adults each month (Spring 2011 MRI). Follow House Beautiful on Twitter at @housebeautiful.
About de Giulio kitchen design
de Giulio kitchen design has two Chicago area showrooms, including one at LuxeHome in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. The company was founded by Mick De Giulio over 25 years ago and is internationally recognized for innovative interior architecture and product design for kitchens. In addition to designing an extensive array of signature products under the de Giulio Collection label, Mick De Giulio has designed several best-selling product lines for the German kitchen cabinet manufacturer SieMatic, and a collection of sinks for Kallista (a Kohler company) which includes the Multiere, named Best of Year 2011 by Interior Design magazine. Mick is a frequent speaker at industry events, his work has been extensively published both nationally and internationally, and in 2010, his first book, Kitchen Centric was released by Balcony Press. For more information on de Giulio kitchen design, visit www.degiuliodesign.com.
About Tishman Speyer
Tishman Speyer is the co-owner and manager of Rockefeller Center, the world-famous real estate, shopping and dining complex in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center is the site of numerous public exhibits and events, including large-scale installations of public art by world-renowned artists including Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Jonathan Borofsky. Tishman Speyer has earned a worldwide reputation for innovative utilization of public art in its signature commercial properties, which include Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center. Tishman Speyer is committed to the preservation and restoration of Rockefeller Center and the historic Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, one of New York's top attractions. Each day an estimated 350,000 people visit the Rockefeller Plaza complex, which during the holidays is home to the most famous Christmas Tree in the world.