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BlueStar® by Design: Win 2020 GOOD DESIGN™ Award

January 7, 2021

BlueStar® Recognized as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ in New Global Design for Consumer Products for 2020

Blandon, PA, January 6 – BlueStar®, manufacturer of handcrafted, high-performance appliances for the home kitchen, proudly announces that its bold new innovation in customized appliance design, 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.

Exclusive to BlueStar® in the appliance category, this new cutting-edge printing process allows any image, graphic, text, print, pattern or artwork to be applied to kitchen appliances like a range or refrigerator, in a durable and smooth, satin-like finish that can be easily cleaned. No other appliance manufacturer offers this extraordinarily distinctive, very personalized approach to appliance design.

“If you can dream it, BlueStar can make it,” said Eliza Sheffield, President, BlueStar®. “This unique process of adding patterns or any graphic to a kitchen appliance enables the designer and BlueStar® to work in tandem to create an incredibly distinctive, well-designed space. We are honored to be recognized with an award as prestigious as GOOD DESIGN for our commitment to innovation and superior product design.”

With BlueStar®, consumers can not only match any color, but also create any pattern or print, apply any photograph or replicate an original work of art for an appliance design that is not only extremely personal to the homeowner, but can be a signature piece for the interior designer.

Scheduled to formally launch at retail in mid-2021, design inspirations have included textile designs by various interior designers, including Kendall Wilkinson (California), Caitlin Wilson (Texas) and Madcap Cottage (North Carolina).

A custom appliance manufacturer located in Pennsylvania since 1880, BlueStar® is the only pro-style appliance manufacturer to offer a full suite of handcrafted appliances for the home – gas and electric cooking options, kitchen ventilation and premium refrigeration – in more than 1,000 color and 13 metal finish options, plus any custom color, as well as highly customizable cooking surfaces, swing and French oven doors, and oversized ovens that fit commercial sheet pans. Design a customized BlueStar® appliance online at “Build Your Own BlueStar”.

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.

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 an 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.

All awards are posted on the Museum’s websites at, and For information on BlueStar® visit