2023 Smeg Tour competition - the results are in!


The Smeg Tour Competition recognises and rewards design professionals for outstanding kitchen design. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for four design professionals to attend the internationally acclaimed 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and join the Smeg Tour. The coveted Tour takes in Smeg’s headquarters in Guastalla, northern Italy and the cultural and culinary delights of the Emilia Romagna region – sumptuous cuisine, technological innovation and world-renowned architecture.

Congratulations to our winning design projects!

Congratulations SSdH, Edition Office, JCB and Studio Bright, the winners of the 2023 Smeg Tour Competition, in recognition of outstanding kitchen design. They’ll attend the prestigious 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and join the coveted Smeg Tour.

An esteemed jury featuring Janet Holmes a Court AC, Commissioner for Australia, Venice Architecture Biennale, philanthropist and architecture supporter; John Wardle, award-winning architect, Rebecca Caratti, Editor, Vogue Living; Michael Linke, General Manager, Australian Institute of Architects; and Livia McRobert, Head of Marketing, Smeg Australia, selected the four winning projects based innovative design and creative use of materials and appliances, a nod to Smeg’s continuous commitment to technology with style:

SSdH for Kerr

The focal point of Kerr by @ssdh.studio, a stripped back warehouse apartment, is a robust kitchen with a warm and textured material palette. Custom stainless steel bench tops and Smeg Classic appliances add a nod to the commercial kitchen, while sitting in contrast to the expressed timber detailing to create a contemporary yet functional environment.

Photography Pier Carthew

Styling Jess Kneebone

Edition Office for Napier Street

The subtle curves and character of Napier Street by @editionoffice counter a colourful kitchen flush with embellishment and tactility. In the heart of the home Smeg Classic ovens are perfectly aligned with textured, coloured veneer, while a gas cooktop is enveloped in luscious green marble, to create a culinary zone that is both practical and harmonious.

Photography Veeral Patel, Rory Gardner & Willem-Dirk du Toit

JCB for Divided House

The ingenious layout of Divided House by @jcbarchitects is anchored by a heroic 8m island, offering a flexible and hardworking altar for culinary and work pursuits. The practical design includes large format and entertaining-friendly Smeg appliances: gas and induction Portofino freestanding cookers, wine cellar, built-in steam and speed ovens, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Three cylindrical rangehoods, finished in a palette referencing Australian Eucalyptus, complete the meticulous design.

Photography Alex Coppel, John Gollings & Jon Clements

Studio Bright for Garden Tower House

Garden Tower House by @studio__bright utilises every surface and corner to create a culinary and dining space to support family life and offer calm respite in an urban context. The high quality finishes palette is complemented by black Smeg Linea oven and cooktop, picking up other accents while creating a contemporary edge in the calm environment.

Photography Rory Gardiner