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Top Design is an American reality television series
Interior designers compete to win cash and receive a spot in New York’s Designer showcases
The first season premiered on January 31, 2007, following the season finale of Top Chef
Todd Oldham was the host and famed potter and interior designer Jonathan Adler was lead judge
Kelly Wearstler and Margaret Russell also serve as judges
Matt Lorenz was declared the winner
Although the first season received poor ratings, Bravo decided to air a second season starting September 3, 2008, with India Hicks as host and Oldham serving in the role of mentor, similar to Tim Gunn on Project Runway
Adler, Wearstler, and Russell returned as judges
There are two challenges each episode
The first challenge, the Pop Design, is a short challenge that awards immunity
Unlike other Bravo reality competition shows where these challenges take place at the beginning of the episode, the “Pop Design” can come at any time to frustrate the designers
The second challenge, the Elimination Challenge, has each contestant, either individually or as part of a team, create a design based on certain requirements or goals
After the challenge, the judges ask questions of the contestants about their design choices
The judges then confer among themselves and decide on the top and bottom designs
The top designers are credited and a single winning stylist is selected
The bottom designer is then identified and sent home with the phrase “See you later, decorator” in Season One and “We cannot live with your design” in Season Two
The first season of Top Design premiered on January 31, 2007
Todd Oldham hosted, and Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, and Margaret Russell served as judges
Twelve contestants competed and Matt Lorenz was declared the winner of season 1 on April 11, 2007
Season one was produced by Stone & Company Entertainment
Original Airdate: March 7, 2007 The designers had to design a party tent in teams, with Carisa, Michael, and Matt on one and Andrea, Erik, and Goil on the other
They were required to decorate using lemons (along with other supplies)
Carisa, Michael, and Matt were chosen for the better design
Matt was chosen as the winner and was allowed an extra hour in the next challenge
This upset Carisa, who claimed the design was entirely hers and she should have won the challenge
The second season of Top Design premiered on September 3, 2008
India Hicks took Todd Oldham’s spot as the host, with Oldham returning as the designers’ mentor throughout the series
Head judge Jonathan Adler, as well as Kelly Wearstler and Margaret Russell, return as the judges
Nathan Thomas was named the Season 2 winner
He won $100,000 and a spread in Elle Décor
[1] Season two is produced by Magical Elves, the production company that created Project Runway and Top Chef, the shows on which Top Design’s format is based
Also, Magical Elves’ Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz will also serve as executive producers for season two
The thirteen designers were divided into four groups
Each of the groups was assigned to design an apartment for one of the judges
The team with four members was given less time than the teams with three
A Pop Design was given, in which the designers created a shadow box that represented their design sensibility
Wisit, Ondine, Eddie, and Kerry were given immunity for winning the Pop Design
Serge was eliminated
Twelve designers were divided into groups of two assigned to design a small bomb shelter in a way that combined both their styles
The final ten paired up and were asked to create a window display showcasing dresses designed by former Project Runway winners and contestants
Ondine and Natalie won the challenge, and Kerry was eliminated for his work with Wisit
The nine remaining contestants were divided into teams of three and assigned to design the ultimate bachelor’s apartment
Team Green (Nathan, Preston, and Shazia) had trouble deciding on their plans for their room creating a difficult shopping experience for their furniture pieces
The next day during shopping Eddie (Red Team) engaged in a heated argument with a salesman about a broken vase and tried to argue his way out of paying for it
A Pop Design on making flower arrangements was given, with Nathan winning
He received immunity for the challenge
Andrea, Teresa and Wisit won the challenge, and Team Green received the lowest scores, with Shazia getting voted off
The remaining contestants, working solo, were required to design a chair, a table setting, and a pictorial setting for Elle Décor
Nathan won the first two challenges, and Natalie won the third
Teresa was eliminated
The remaining contestants re-designed the new offices of the Cadmus Group, an environmental consulting firm that helps government, non-profit, and corporate clients address critical challenges in the environment
Eddie won the challenge, and Wisit was eliminated
The contestants were asked to design a room of the future, putting their creativity and imagination to the test
Each designer selected an oversized Swarovski chandelier and was asked to create a room around its unique and very particular style
Simon Doonan, Creative Director of Barneys and Jonathan Adler’s life partner, served as a guest judge
Ondine was judged to have the poorest design, but Andrea decided to withdraw from the competition because she was homesick
Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis returned to judge part one of the Season Two finale
Each designer decorated a room in one of four houses
Both Nathan and Eddie chose the master bedroom, Preston selected the family room adjacent to the kitchen, and Ondine picked the smallest bedroom, in which she created a combination office/guest bedroom
Both Preston and Ondine’s designs drew mostly praise from the judges, while Nathan and Eddie were criticized sharply for their choices
The three finalists were required to design the remaining rooms in their respective houses
Each was assigned three carpenters and a seamstress and allotted $80,000 to complete the task
In addition, previously eliminated contestants returned to assist them
Eddie was paired with Preston, Andrea with Ondine, and Natalie with Nathan, who ultimately was named the winner of $100,000 and a spread in Elle Décor
An Australian version of Top Design aired on Nine Network in 2011
It was presented by Jamie Durie, who was also head judge
He was joined in the judging panel by design critic Amanda Talbot and architect Nick Tobias


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