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TIDA entrant prize winners – from exotic rock to racing car

17 Sep, 2019
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Morgan Cronin (left) and Shane George (right) – two winners of entrant prizes from the TIDA Kitchen Awards earlier this year at the McLaren Auckland showroom.

At the TIDA Kitchen awards evening earlier this year at Giltrap Prestiges McLaren Auckland showroom, designer Morgan Cronin won a weekend with a McLaren gull-wing 720S, donated by Giltrap Prestige – a prize he saved up for his birthday two weeks ago. 

And designer Shane George won a slab of exotic stone, donated by Universal Granite & Marble.

Shane George says he chose a Fantasy Macaubus Elite quartzite slab from Universal Granite's well-stocked showroom for a future project at Whangaparoa. 

"The home has spectacular 180 degree views of Army Bay and the hints of blue in this beautiful stone – when introduced as an island countertop – will connect with the sea tones," he says.

For Morgan Cronin's part, his weekend with a racing car driver's dream was exciting but also luckily relatively uneventful. 

"What can I say, we drove down to Taupo and had a fabulous time. The gull wing doors on the car rise straight up, easier to use than the old gull wings – and equally if not more stylish."

The TIDA awards events are growing in popularity each year, with key designers from across the country in attendance.


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For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.


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