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Dacor Unveils New Brand Initiatives at the Launch of Visionmaker, an Evening Celebrating Design Inspiration

November 19, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2018--Dacor, a leading American luxury home appliance brand, announced multiple brand initiatives on Thursday, November 15th, during Visionmaker, an event highlighting icons in design and celebrating their inspiration.

The event honored designers and their contributions in building beautiful spaces. Representative of the guests of the evening and the brand itself, the event transcended traditional entertainment, bringing a revolutionary eye to the world of design. As a continuous disruptor in the industry, Dacor continues to explore how the brand can support the design industry in being “visionmakers” every day.

With approximately 100 members of the architecture and design communities in attendance, the event kicked off with an introduction from Dacor President, Randy Warner, who revealed three new showroom openings scheduled to launch in Chicago, New York and Irvine, CA; a new Design Council; a national kitchen design contest and a new website due to launch in January 2019.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the design community to the latest developments surrounding the Dacor brand,” said Randy Warner, President of Dacor. “Dacor has been a leading home appliance brand for the past 50 years, and these upcoming initiatives represent an exciting next step in the evolution of the brand, further showcasing our ability to push the boundaries of the modern kitchen, improve performance and fuel creativity.”

To celebrate these exciting initiatives, the evening continued with an intimate conversation between Spencer Bailey, Phaidon Editor-at-Large and Town & Country Contributing Editor, and Sir David Adjaye OBE, Principal of Adjaye Associates. They discussed how they break boundaries within their own industries, where they find their inspiration and how it is brought to life in their work. Sir David discussed his own body of work, including his largest project to date, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on the National Mall in Washington, DC in fall of 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times. In 2017, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME magazine.

Dacor announcements included the following:

Showroom Openings Throughout 2019, Dacor will open its first wholly owned brand showrooms in three locations – New York, Chicago and Irvine, CA – which will operate as full-scale experience centers that directly serve the trade community and allow consumers to interact first-hand with the brand’s vast selection of offerings. The showroom in New York will open in the A&D Building and in Chicago within The Merchandise Mart. The brand’s flagship location in Irvine will be situated in close proximity to Dacor’s headquarters in City of Industry. Beyond a state-of-the-art design studio, each showroom will feature a demo kitchen to allow for a truly hands-on experience for designers and their clients. Dacor Design Council The Dacor Design Council was created to serve as an authority on current trends and advise on product and design trends. This effort highlights Dacor’s commitment to not only the design community, but also the luxury market and the luxury customer. The six designers in the council include the following – Patricia Davis-Brown of Patricia Davis-Brown Designs, Michelle Doherty of Scavolini USA, Adam Hunter of Adam Hunter Inc, Nazgol Seyedi of Nazgol Designs, Micah Tipler of Tipler Design Group and Laurie Anastos of Interior Design Concepts. National Kitchen Design Contest The National Design Contest is a two-year contest kicking off in January 2019 and ending in October 2020. The contest will provide designers with the opportunity to have their work recognized and promoted within Dacor’s showrooms and on the company website. Regional winners will be rewarded with initiation into the Dacor Design Council. The top three winners will travel to Seoul to visit the Dacor house. Through the contest, Dacor will showcase new products that have been introduced in the past 18 months. New Dacor Website In January 2019, Dacor will launch a fully redesigned website that will allow for a more immersive brand education. The new site will not only have faster navigation, but it will also contain enhanced design resources to allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the brand’s offerings. An updated look, improved functionality and enhanced content will allow visitors to remain informed on a regular basis with news of product launches and general brand updates.

For imagery of the event CLICK HERE. For more information on Dacor, or to find a dealer, visit Dacor.com.

About Dacor

Dacor is a leading American luxury home appliance brand founded over 50 years ago and based in Southern California. The brand tirelessly pushes the boundaries of the modern kitchen by following the principles of our Techcraft™ line, which melds advanced technology with the artistry of precision craftsmanship to improve performance, feed creativity, entice collaboration and invite experimentation. Dacor believes the kitchen is primed for entertaining and togetherness, where the act of cooking and sharing meals helps to forge deeper, more meaningful connections. The company offers award-winning next generation creative tools including a full suite of ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, refrigeration, ventilation, wine preservation and dishwashers. For additional information, please visit Dacor.com or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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