Madison, Wis. (April 21, 2006) – For the first time ever, Sub-Zero Freezer Co. and Wolf Appliance Co., the leaders in luxury refrigeration and kitchen appliances, displayed the work of one lucky design student in front of thousands of industry specialists at the 2006 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) in Chicago, April 21-23. Jamie Miller, the student winner of Sub-Zero and Wolf’s 2004/2005 Kitchen Design Contest, was onsite as Sub-Zero and Wolf brought to life her winning kitchen design in the company’s booth.
“When Sub-Zero and Wolf told me I’d won the student category and that my design would be featured in its booth, I was so shocked,” said Miller, who joined New York’s Aladdin Remodelers Inc. upon graduating from Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, Minn. last year. “Because of this contest, I have gone from a student whose designs are represented solely on paper, to a designer whose creations are fully built at the largest kitchen and bath show in the country…it is an incredible feeling.”
Sub-Zero and Wolf collaborated with one of America’s most recognized cabinetry brands, Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry of Shaefferstown, Penn., to build Miller’s winning kitchen vignette. Plain & Fancy’s team used their expertise to produce a completely built-out, professionally finished version of Miller’s design in record time for the April 2006 trade show.
“At Sub-Zero and Wolf, we not only pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the industry in terms of performance, but also in terms of design, ” said Jim Bakke, president and chief executive officer of Sub-Zero and Wolf. “We believe in recognizing and utilizing the talents of rising design stars because their innovative ideas will shape the future of our industry.
Because Miller was a design student, her entry was based on a fictitious home and homeowner; she literally created her entry from scratch. Miller began by inventing a distinct client, “Seth Dawson,” a sushi chef with an affinity for Asian decor and a love for entertaining. Based on this client, Miller created a design she calls “Asian Contemporary,” which incorporates glass, wood, metals, vibrant colors and Sub-Zero and Wolf products.
“Sub-Zero and Wolf was such an amazing product to work with because it is easy to integrate,” said Miller. “They truly manufacture quality-built products that are universal in terms of kitchen design.”
Throughout the kitchen, Sub-Zero and Wolf products perfectly complement Miller’s contemporary elements – straight, clean lines, stainless steel and geometric shapes. A center island with a glass countertop and wood-paneled, metal-faced cabinetry houses a Wolf 48-inch rangetop and ventilation system, a Sub-Zero wine storage unit, integrated Wolf warming drawers, a double-oven, a Sub-Zero full size unit, integrated undercounter refrigerator/freezer drawers and an undercounter icemaker.
Rich red walls, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and Asian-inspired windows comprise the parameter of the space. The kitchen is complete with a Sub-Zero 600 Series refrigerator/freezer in classic stainless steel, Wolf warming drawers and Sub-Zero 700 Series refrigerator/freezer drawers. All of the drawer units have been integrated behind the cabinetry to create the balanced, polished and distinctly “Asian Contemporary” look Miller envisioned. Miller also demonstrated how attuned she is to recent kitchen trends by expanding her design outdoors to include alfresco cooking elements from Wolf.
For more information about Sub-Zero and Wolf, please call 800-222-7820 or visit www.subzero-wolf.com or www.subzero-wolf.com/oven.