SEATTLE - Young millwork artist Nathie Katzoff won 5 of the national Best Stair Design Awards for 2015, all but two of the categories he entered, in the annual National Stairways Manufacturers Association competition.
Katzoff, founder of Seattle-based NK Woodworking, pushes the boundaries of design in his work. NK Woodworking also does residential cabinetry and commercial millwork, and boat building and restoration. Katzoff entered 7 of the 12 design categories in the Stairway Manufacturers’ Association competition. Katzoff also won two People's Choice awards.
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In 2014, NK Woodworking won 4 out of 5 Best Staircase awards, considered the most prestigious national awards for staircase design and craftsmanship. Before NK Woodworking, no other stair design/build firm has won more than two in any one year.
By sweeping the competition two years in a row, Katzoff has earned the acknowledgment of his peers and the design community as the premier stair designer in North America.
NK Woodworking founder Nathie Katzoff, a young entrepreneur and artist who began in his teens as a prolific musician, is now focusing on architectural and sculptural art. He transforms interior spaces into a canvas, blending exceptional craftsmanship with visionary design. From his past experiences as an alternative musician, he brings to NK Woodworking “tireless creativity…and an anything-goes attitude.”
Nathie’s fine woodworking skills originated with wooden boat building, being trained as a shipwright on the coast of Maine. His passion for architectural design couldn’t be contained and award-winning work began emerging from the workshop almost immediately. He won a national award for the first residential staircase he was commissioned to build, and the string of awards followed.
Founded in 2011 in Seattle, NK Woodworking specializes in high-end stairs; wooden furniture and bathtubs; and other architectural art, designed to be shipped and installed anywhere. www.nkwoodworking.com
About the Stairways Manufactures’ Association:
Founded in 1988, the membership of the Stairways Manufacturers’ Association (SMA) is comprised of the leading stair builders, designers, and part manufacturers in the United States. It educates about stairway aesthetics and design, and the stair builder's craft. The organization encourages consistent interpretation and enforcement of building codes, and contributes its expertise with a proactive stance in code and standards development.
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