ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics' newest gas slide-in range, part of the high-end LG Studio premium kitchen appliance suite has been named 2015 Product of the Year in the kitchen and bath category by Architectural Record.
This highly coveted annual awards program celebrates the best innovations in design and function across eight categories including kitchen and bath, outdoor and recreational, HVAC, finishes and surfacing, lighting and electrical, opening, furnishings and facades. The Architectural Record judging panel, including leading architects and interior designers, evaluated hundreds of entries based on innovation, usefulness and aesthetics. This year, LG Studio's gas slide-in range – model LSSG3016ST – led the competition with its high-end design and state-of-the-art technological advancements.
Renowned interior designer and LG Studio artistic advisor, Nate Berkus, advised on the design of the recently debuted LG Studio kitchen suite – including the gas slide-in range, ensuring the line embodies a premium, sophisticated design. Berkus' influence is exhibited in the range's pro-style, flat-design control panel with robust metal nobs; tilted display with SmoothTouch™ glass controls and a distinctive, sleek wave handle.
The range features LG's new ProBake Convection™ technology which provides optimal heat distribution by moving the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back, providing even cooking on every rack, every time. The unit sits flush with standard kitchen countertops, allowing homeowners to achieve a streamlined, custom counter-depth appearance furthering its aesthetic appeal.
"The entire LG Studio line, including the slide-in range, marries LG's flagship technological advancements with a sophisticated, integrated design that inspires innovation in the heart of the home," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "Our new ranges are crafted from the highest-quality, premium materials and incorporate thoughtful, innovative features that will deliver big for homeowners each and every day. And, we're proud that the LG Studio range has been recognized by Architectural Record as 2015 Product of the Year."
Julie Taraska, products editor of Architectural Record said, "Innovation, functionality and aesthetics were the yardsticks by which the judges and I measured the hundreds of Products of the Year entries that we received. Only those products that demonstrated significant advancements in all three areas were honored."
The new LG Studio appliance suite is designed with seamless integration in mind and includes a counter-depth refrigerator, gas and electric slide-in ranges and an over-the-range microwave. For more information, visit www.lgstudio.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme.www.lg.com.
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