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2017 kitchen design contest | press release | BlueStar

April 4, 2016

BlueStar® Announces Return of Annual Kitchen Design Competition

BlueStar® is inviting professional designers, architects, builders and remodelers to submit outstanding kitchen designs for the chance to win the title of BlueStar® Kitchen Designer of the Year

READING, PA, April 4 – BlueStar®, a leading manufacturer of high performance appliances for the home, has announced that their annual Kitchen Design Competition is returning for the second year. The contest honors design professionals who incorporate BlueStar® products into innovative, beautiful kitchen designs. The 2017 competition is open for entries from now through February 1, 2017.

The contest attracts entries from across the country. One Grand Prize winner receives BlueStar® appliances for their home kitchen, the title BlueStar® Kitchen Designer of the Year, plus a trip to New York City for the 2017 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Six Regional Winners also will be named.

“We are thrilled to showcase the incredible work of designers who have proudly featured BlueStar® appliances as the centerpiece of their stunning kitchen designs. With our distinctive combination of high performance and unrivaled customization options, BlueStar® offers trade professionals truly unique options for clients looking to create bespoke kitchen designs,” says BlueStar® Vice President of Marketing Eliza Sheffield.

Heidi Piron, of Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry, Summit, NJ, took the top prize in Bluestar’s first-ever Kitchen Design Competition.  “Her winning design reflects an industrial style which is trending now, with the classic blending of black and white,” said contest judge Eric Cohler, renowned interior designer. “Being a neutral, black is never not in style, but it is enjoying a rebirth, especially matte black in the kitchen.”

Handcrafted in Reading, Pennsylvania since 1880, BlueStar® commercial-style cooking and refrigeration equipment  is  designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  BlueStar® also offers an unparalleled 750 colors and finishes, providing a new level of customization options for design professionals and clients.

All kitchen design entries must be submitted by February 1, 2017, and all submitted kitchens must have been completed no earlier than the 2014 calendar year. The kitchen design entry can be any style kitchen. A minimum of one BlueStar® kitchen appliance as the primary appliance is required. Ranges, refrigeration products, rangetops, ovens and cooktops meet this requirement.  Official rules and entry criteria can be found at