We are proud to introduce a bold innovation that will change the face of kitchen appliance design and offer the ultimate in customization for a truly bespoke space. BlueStar® by Design is a new cutting-edge process which allows any image, text, print or pattern to be applied to a range or refrigerator. The durable and smooth, satin-like finish can be easily cleaned. This extraordinarily distinctive, very personalized approach to appliances will usher in the next generation of customized design.
Imagine the possibilities: Match not only any color, but create any pattern, apply any photograph or replicate an original work of art for a design that is not only extremely personal to the homeowner, but can be a signature piece for the interior designer.
To showcase this special custom capability, we used a stunning, original patterned design from a textile print by Kendall Wilkinson Design (KWD), one of the nation’s most celebrated design firms. The Jafar Indigo pattern, in bold hues of blue, started as a fabric from the Kendall Wilkinson Fabricut® line, and was transformed by BlueStar® into an élite appliance design.
Previously shown was a custom pattern by John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage which encompasses sophisticated fun, whimsy and grace. Shown on a Nova Series range, this design was hand drawn by the Madcap team overlaying a relaxed plaid and floral design. “Fresh and timeless, prints and patterns bring a storyline to life by taking a neutral and making it a knockout,” said Nixon. “The fashion-forward range delivers on form and function; it would look equally at home in a Brooklyn loft, contemporary house or beach escape.”
Internationally acclaimed interior and product designer Caitlin Wilson also provided some of her iconic patterns. Pattern and color are her forte and the foundation on which she designs her signature interiors and home decor products.
Today, designers already have a deep palette to choose from. We offer more than 1,000 colors plus 10 metal trim options to accent your appliances. If a designer or homeowner favors a color that’s not in our standards, there is no need to compromise. We can match all colors from any paint manufacturer or sample as well.
BlueStar® by Design, has been honored with a 2020 GOOD DESIGN award. This prestigious award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function and aesthetic.
GOOD DESIGN® was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Eero Saarinen, and Charles and Ray Eames. Mort Goldsholl created the iconic Good Design logo in 1950. For seven decades since its inception, The Chicago Athenaeum continues to create a awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. GOOD DESIGN® is an international symbol of a company’s firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment.
In 2020, over 3,000 designers and visionary companies from over 50 countries entered the GOOD DESIGN competition. Over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected and awarded from over 47 countries. The awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Design Collection.