2003 KWC Design Competition Winner
Design Competition: 1997, 2001, 2003
Design Awards Competition - Manufacturer
Showroom of the Year, Institute of Store
ASID Pennsylvania East Chapter - Commercial Space and Designer of Distinction: 2002
American Society of Interior Designers - International: 2001
Competition - Unique Design Solutions: 2001
American Society of Interior Designers - DuPont™ Surfaces Exhibit: 2000
Viking Culinary Arts Center - Nashville
Teaching and Theater Kitchens: 1999
Hafele America - Showroom Design: 1997, 2000,
American HomeStyle Design Competition: 1995
Kohler Company - Design Center Display : 1992
NKBA Design Competition - Kitchen Design:
1976, 1978, 1983, 1987
NKBA Design Competition - Bath Design: 1978, 1987
Recognized as a
Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD),
the highest certification level offered in the
industry, Ellen Cheever maintains a
private residential design practice, with a
client base from California and Arizona to the
Eastern part of the United States.
A member of the American Society of Interior
Designers (ASID), Ellen was named the 2002
Designer of Distinction by ASID’s Pennsylvania
She is also certified by the National
Association of Home Builders as a Certified
Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS).
In 2016 Ellen
teamed up with Joseph Giorgi to create a
stunning Master Bath for the Wilmington Jr.
Giorgi Kitchens and Designs:
collaborates with Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD and the
talented members of the Giorgi Kitchens & Designs’ team when
working on residential projects across the country. This
full service design/build firm oversees the entire project
from materials selection to site management during
construction. Ellen and the Giorgi team specialize in
complete kitchen, bath and other fitted furniture room
designs, and are experts in both new home and remodel
construction systems. This 57 year old Wilmington, Delaware
firm is so well known for their work, real estate ads for
fine homes often list “A Giorgi Custom Kitchen”.
The design process begins with the prospective client
visiting the Giorgi Kitchens showroom to meet with Ellen and
her Giorgi colleagues. After reviewing the project
parameters, a design retainer is requested. The process
continues with a site visit to begin the space planning and
specification development process.
For more information, please visit the Giorgi Kitchens &
Designs site at:
Ellen Cheever &
Pietro Giorgi, Sr., of Giorgi Kitchens & Designs
in Wilmington, Delaware, collaborated on a
kitchen renovation for the KWC Faucets/Sinks
Their entry received Kitchen Renovation of the
Year for 2003 for its creative use of KWC
faucets and sinks.
The poster on the right highlights photos of
their winning design.
The Winterthur Museum Collection,
Hand-crafted by Heritage. Designed product
offering, and created training program for
launch of exclusive reproduction cabinetry
offering: "The Winterthur Museum Collection,
Hand-crafted by Heritage".
DuPont™ Surfaces. Served as liaison,
contributing to the development of the
award-winning DuPont™ Surfaces exhibit space for
the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show. The exhibit was
recognized as "Best of Show" from the American
Society of Interior Designers.
Hafele America. Created customized kitchen
displays for Hafele America's flagship showrooms
in San Francisco, California and New York City,
New York in collaboration with Studios
Architecture. Hafele America's showroom in New
York City named "Manufacturer Showroom of the
Year", winning a 1st Place award in the
Institute of Store Planners' Store Design Awards
ASID Designer of Distinction, 2002.
Recognized by the Society of Interior Designers
Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter for the breadth of
work completed by the firm in 2002.