Adam Thomas Scoops Prestigious Industry Design Award


We are delighted to confirm that Adam was named Accessible/Inclusive Designer of the Year at the KBSA Awards 2015 in Stratford-upon-Avon on 16 September 2015.

The KBSA (Kitchen and Bathroom Specialists Association) introduced this new category for the first time in 2015, in recognition of the fact that there are now over 10 million disabled people in the UK, and over 10 million people over the age of 65. This makes inclusive and accessible design a growth sector in all areas of design for the home. Adam received his award from Richard Gates, Brand Manager at PWS-Second Nature who sponsored the award category.


The winning design is a sleek, minimalist kitchen designed for a client who loves cooking and lives independently in a specially adapted home. The judges were impressed with the contemporary lines of the space and the way it was entirely tailored to the client’s requirements. The client was keen to have an ultra-modern kitchen that did not have a ‘special needs’ look, and that is exactly what the Design Matters team delivered. Whilst this may look like a standard kitchen, all the worktops have been set at a non-standard height and the worktops are fitted with anti-spill edging to reduce the risk of scalds from spills, among other features. To see more of this kitchen click on the image for more pictures.

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We are delighted to congratulate Adam on this achievement, and look forward to many more stunning accessible kitchen designs from him!