BlueStar® Platinum Range Series in Matte Finishes Wins Prestigious 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
December 20, 2017
Blandon, PA – BlueStar®, manufacturer of handcrafted, high-performance appliances for the home kitchen, proudly announces that its premium Platinum Series gas range in the exclusive Matte Finishes Collection has been honored with a 2017 GOOD DESIGNTM Award. This prestigious award emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function and aesthetic.
Shown here in Matte Black with copper trim, the BlueStar® Platinum Series offers unsurpassed power and performance for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results. Featuring industry leading 25,000 BTU open burners, plus an innovative Interchangeable Griddle/Charbroiler, the Platinum Series offers true European Convection PowR Oven™. BlueStar® products have been proudly handcrafted in Pennsylvania since 1880.
BlueStar® has been a leader in color customization for more than a decade, offering its appliances in more than 750 colors and finishes, as well as custom colors. In addition, BlueStar® offers curated groupings of unique finishes to stimulate the design process, including the Matte color collection highlighted in the 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award; the popular Precious Metals featuring copper and other metallics; the award-winning Textures collection; and the gem-inspired Jewel Tones. BlueStar® offers an innovative “Build Your Own BlueStar” tool online where customers can build their custom dream products to their unique specifications.
Providing a contrast to glossy, industrial finishes, the Matte color collection gives both kitchen designers and homeowners access to the latest trends in home décor – matte hues. With inspiration from Heidi Piron, founder of Heidi Piron Designs in Chatham New Jersey, and the grand prize winner in BlueStar’s first annual Kitchen Design Competition, BlueStar® developed a well-balanced collection of eight hues that includes bold standouts like Matte Red and classic on-trend neutrals like Matte Grey.
“Design, performance and innovation have been at the core of the BlueStar brand for well over 130 years,” said Eliza Sheffield, president, BlueStar®. “We are honored to be recognized with an award as prestigious as GOOD DESIGN for our commitment to superior product design in the kitchen appliance category.”
Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest, prestigious, and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2017, the Museum received submissions from several thousand leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world. This year marked the most significant year for GOOD DESIGN™ with the world’s critical mass of FORTUNE 500 companies and the world’s foremost design firms participating.