LG’s luxury brand introduces an innovative refrigerator and opens a stunning new showroom.
By Dianne M. Pogoda
Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS), the elite appliance brand in the LG Electronics portfolio, continues its evolution in the luxury space with the introduction of an industry-first 48-inch built-in French door refrigerator and a spectacular new space in which to showcase it.
SKS has officially opened the Skyline Showroom at its new corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, an immersive Experience & Design Center (EDC) modeled after its innovative EDC in Napa, CA, which opened in 2019.
The Skyline Showroom along the Hudson River in New Jersey is part of the LG Electronics LEED Platinum Certified North American headquarters — dubbed the Innovation Campus — and establishes an East Coast hub for exceptional customer experiences. It serves as a showcase for SKS’ industry-leading appliances and all LG products, from kitchen and laundry appliances to smart TVs and robotics. The showroom, overlooking the Manhattan skyline, brings the brand’s True to Food philosophy to life, with immersive culinary experiences and interactive demonstrations in state-of-the-art chef’s kitchens that spotlight the appliances’ features and benefits.
The custom showroom features two kitchens and dining spaces, with cabinetry and furniture from renowned luxury brand Molteni & Co. Exquisite parquet floors from Listone Giordano, ceramic tiles from Porcelanosa and lighting from Incolight provide the showroom’s sleek finishing touches.
Among the highlighted appliances are 48-inch dual-fuel pro-style ranges (boasting built-in sous vide modality), advanced induction cooktops, wall ovens, wine columns, ENERGY STAR®-certified refrigerators and dishwashers and more. This curated kitchen package embodies the brand’s commitment to luxury and functionality, all with leading-edge technology to provide more flexibility in food preparation and preservation.
SKS’ award-winning 48-inch French-door refrigerator offers unprecedented capacity and function, in stainless steel and panel-ready options and Signature Fit™ Integrated Design, allowing for proud or flush installation. It features four freezer drawers, including a convertible drawer adjustable from 41⁰ F to -7⁰ F, allowing for precise food preservation across five temperature settings: chilled wine, fridge/deli, meats and seafood, beverages or fully convertible to freezer temps. Its dual ice maker drawer offers traditional ice cubes and slow-melting Craft IceTM. The appliance is Wi-Fi enabled and may be monitored via smartphone or other mobile device through LG’s exclusive ThinQ® Care app. Other features include dual compressors, adjustable hidden LED under-shelf lighting, and Lift and GoTM drawers and bins.
This newest refrigerator has captured a number of design and performance honors. Besides ENERGY STAR® certification, it earned the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, naming it a top product for 2023. Some 20,000 products compete in the juried Red Dot competition, and this particular model is the sixth SKS product to earn a Red Dot Award since the brand’s 2018 debut.
After 2021 wins for SKS’ innovative Undercounter Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Drawers and Undercounter Wine Refrigerator, this year SKS also took home the iF Design Award in the kitchen appliance category for its 48-inch French-door model. The annual German competition is widely viewed as one of the world’s top three industrial design awards, and this year drew 11,000 entries from around the world, competing in 76 categories across nine disciplines.
The refrigerator has also won NKBA’s “Best of KBIS” award, the Connected Design “Design Meets Tech” award, Kitchen & Bath Business product award, and Kitchen & Bath Design News’ Top 20 Products of the Year, among others.For more information on the full portfolio of built-in Signature Kitchen Suite appliances, visit the website here.