Appliances Connection is proud to announce that Abdel Tarchid has been chosen by Viking as their 2020 Second Quarter Designer of Distinction. This puts him in the running for the coveted honor of the 2020 Viking Designer of the Year. Abdel is an architect/designer as well as the showroom manager of our Scavolini Store in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Combining a team of in-house designers, custom cabinetry and countless appliance brands, we at Appliances Connection are able to offer our customers everything they need to complete their home renovation from planning all the way to installation.
Abdel is proud to be recognized for his work at the historic 50 Hicks residence in Brooklyn Heights. We decided to sit down with Abdel to talk about his inspiration for this project, designing with Viking appliances and his overall experience with architectural design.
Abdel’s professional life initially began as an architect. As he broadened his horizons within the field, he found that he had a special affinity for architectural design. Whether he works on urban, traditional, modern or any other style, he is inspired by the fact that there is “no limit to design.” Blueprints are essential for architectural design, but they are not nearly as personal as working directly with the units a designer selects for each project. Working for Appliances Connection, in Abdel’s words, “allowed me to touch and feel the product.” To understand a client’s needs, it is imperative for designers to experience using the products for themselves. That way, they can more accurately visualize how a client will live with and use these products for years to come.
The 50 Hicks Residence
The 50 Hicks residence in Brooklyn Heights provided Abdel a unique opportunity to showcase a transitional kitchen design aesthetic with a Viking Tuscany Series range. One of the things Abdel likes most about working with Viking appliances is their vast array of styles. The classic style of the Viking TVDR3614BAW compliments the historic value of the location while sporting contemporary cooking features including:
- True Convection
- Convection Broil
The Viking Tuscany range is a stunning piece in and of itself, but it is not the only luxury brand gracing the 50 Hicks residence. The entire 7-piece kitchen appliance package which additionally includes Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele products can be yours as well. If you’re looking for a stunning transitional kitchen appliance set, why not one that was hand-picked by a veteran designer?
What Viking’s Recognition Means to Abdel
Abdel feels honored that he was chosen by Viking, not only for the personal recognition this award confers, but also for how it speaks to Appliances Connection’s reputation. Having already been recognized in Industry Magazine once before, this award speaks to how influential Appliances Connection is becoming within the industry. While advanced features and construction let top-tier appliance brands speak for themselves, equally important is an architectural designer’s ability to understand how best to utilize these brands’ appliances to accommodate a client’s needs. Appliances Connection prides itself on its team of in-house designers like Abdel, as their work vastly improves our relationship with the brands, builders, and fellow designers we work with on a constant basis.
Abdel’s work continues to amaze and inspire his clients and peers every day. Appliances Connection is proud to foster his creativity and provide him with an environment that enables his vision. We look forward to the innovative designs he has in store for the future and all the honors they bring with them.