Who we are, what we do, When we started

The Certified Designers Society (CDS) is New Zealand’s leading professional kitchen and bathroom designer’s association, formed in 1987. It is affiliated with the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA), a national organisation with chapters throughout New Zealand, and has a strong commitment to the continual improvement and professional development of this increasingly specialised design field.

Being a member of the Certified Designers Society means that qualified and associated Kitchen and Bathroom Designers in NZ participate in ongoing educational and inspirational professional development which benefits both the consumer, the industry, and sets the standard for design professionals to observe the CDS code of conduct.

Certified Kitchen and Bathroom designers are professionals who are qualified by education and experience to research, design, plan and supervise the installation of kitchens and bathrooms. Their expertise lies in researching the personal needs of a client and designing the most functional and aesthetically pleasing arrangement space.

The objectives of the Certified Designers Society are:

  • To provide a preferred Kitchen and Bathroom Designer directory of specialists to work with.
  • To provide on-going professional development training for qualified designers.
  • To provide a nurturing and networking system for designers and students.