Posted: January 4, 2017
The months leading up to the 2017 International Builders’ Show has been an exciting time at BlueStar. Our innovative 36” Built-in Refrigerator is now in homes across the country and it’s being recognized by industry leaders for its design and revolutionary features for food preservation. As we take one step closer to bringing you the complete BlueStar kitchen let’s take a moment and look back at the accolades we’ve received so far.
BlueStar first previewed its’ refrigerator in 2015 and it was awarded “Best in Show – Kitchen” Award by the International Furnishings and Design Association – New York Chapter (IFDA) at the 2015 Architectural Digest Show in New York City.
IFDA Award Winners are selected by a panel of eight industry experts that are known as style and trend spotters. The IFDA is the only all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry and is the “International Voice” for promoting excellence throughout the industry.
The new BlueStar® chef-inspired Built-in Refrigerator captured the coveted Platinum ADEX Award. ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is among the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the Architecture and Design industry. Conducted each year by Design Journal, the annual competition draws approximately 2,852 entries from 500 companies.
BlueStar, manufacturer of high performance appliances for the home kitchen, was honored as a finalist at the prestigious Interior Design Magazine’s 2016 Best of Year (BoY) awards event in the kitchen appliance category for its new premium refrigeration line. The industry recognized the BlueStar Built-in Refrigerator for its commercial-level performance, innovative design and customization.
This special honor was bestowed upon BlueStar by both Interior Design magazine and the architecture and design community. This year, the Best of Year Awards celebrated its 11th anniversary and had 2,016 entries, from 38 different countries, in 130 product and project categories.
The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Museum received several thousand entries in 2016 from companies in over 55 countries. 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.
Recognized as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge product designs around the world in 2016, the BlueStar® Built-in Refrigerator offers a seriously fresh take on premium food preservation that redefines the art of cooling. Every aspect of the design has been carefully considered, from the stainless steel interiors to the versatile color and metal trim options.
At this year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL, the BlueStar 36″ Built-in Refrigerator was selected as one of 2017’s Most Innovative Products by Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.
“We wanted to recognize those products and manufacturers that were changing the conversation in the kitchen and bath industry by offering consumers the opportunity to significantly enhance their home experience in new and exciting ways,” says Samantha Hart, editor-in-chief of Kitchen + Bath Ideas. “These top products work better, faster, and smarter than ever before. They also combine form and function with fun, which is so important to today’s home owner.”
We look forward to an exciting 2017 as we build upon our over one hundred and thirty years of quality craftsmanship by debuting more new and innovative products designed with the serious home chef in mind. If you’re going to be at the 2017 International Builders’ Show be sure to visit us in the American Gas Association booth #W2519 and see this trendsetting refrigerator for yourself.
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