Ann Arbor, MI -- Merillat® cabinets is expanding its 3-D model collection for the Google SketchUp™ 3D Warehouse to include a kitchen originally designed for celebrity chef and Merillat spokesperson Curtis Stone.

Over the past year, architects and other Google SketchUp users have downloaded more than 4,700 Merillat cabinet models from the 3D Warehouse. Merillat is adding more models to the collection to continue to support architects and design professionals.

“The number of architects using 3-D models during the design process has grown considerably over the past few years and our Merillat cabinet and kitchen models are following suit,” said Mark Johnson, FAIA, CKD, AIBD, director of architect relations and education at Merillat. “We’re continually adding new 3-D cabinet models to the 3D Warehouse. And, our 3-D kitchen models, such as our “Curtis Stone kitchen,” offer architects and clients a source of inspiration.”
The Curtis Stone kitchen model also features 3-D countertop models featuring the DeNova™ brand, just like those installed in the real kitchen.

Google SketchUp was developed to provide quick 3-D forms for conceptual stages of design, including a repository of 3-D objects that accelerate the design process, called the Google 3D Warehouse. SketchUp models can be converted into all major CAD products without having to draw designs twice.

Get started designing with Merillat and DeNova 3-D product models by downloading them from the Google 3D Warehouse. Search “Collections” using the key words, “Merillat” and “DeNova.”

About Merillat. Merillat knows how meaningful innovation and functional storage can make prepping, cooking, entertaining and living in the kitchen easier. To demonstrate how Merillat kitchens are highly functional and filled with a variety of smart storage solutions, the brand is featured in a national multi-media advertising and public relations campaign centered around the theme of “The Dream Kitchen for the Real World.” In addition, all Merillat products carry the seal of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer Association (KCMA). Merillat is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and part of Masco Cabinetry. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry is ISO 14001 certified and has been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the KCMA

About DeNova. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., and part of Masco Cabinetry, DeNova™ countertops include natural granite, natural quartz, and solid surface tops, in stock, semi-custom and custom configurations for bath, kitchen and beyond. DeNova features a simplified selection process, artisan-quality fabrication and unique, white glove installation service. With Masco Cabinetry brands KraftMaid®, Merillat®, and QualityCabinets™, DeNova is part of a fully integrated countertop/cabinetry solution that delivers beautifully coordinated design, and efficient same-day countertop and cabinet installation.

SOURCE: Merillat

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