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For GE Appliances and Pfister®, a New Finish is Just the Beginning
|By Business Wire
|July 25, 2014 10:29 AM EDT
Myriad color options can be incorporated into home design, yet, in the
kitchen, gray tops the list of the fastest growing color schemes in 20141.
Influenced by nature, GE
Appliances and Pfister®,
a manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom faucets, are offering Slate-hued
products to complement today’s design trends. In 2014, both companies
are expanding their Slate product offerings.
Pfister’s Pasadena Slate finish faucet, model F-529-PDSL, is available exclusively at Home Depot stores and HomeDepot.com. (Photo: GE)
In the kitchen
GE’s take on Slate is a premium
appliance finish with a deep, warm and inviting look that seamlessly
blends with surroundings, making it ideal for today’s open-concept
living. In 2014, GE will expand
its Slate offering to include built-in products such as wall ovens,
slide-in ranges and cooktops.
GE Appliances' Industrial Design Operation Director Lou Lenzi commented,
“We found that consumers were feeling stainless fatigue and looking for
something new for their homes. The result was Slate, which quickly
caught the eye of discerning homeowners.”
In 2013, after also seeing a growing interest in gray, Pfister saw an
opportunity to collaborate with GE on Slate. Pfister’s approach is a
bold brushed metal finish with a rich hue that’s available for its
Pasadena kitchen faucet. According to Pfister Brand Manager Danyel
Tiefenbacher, the faucet is a strong performer for the company. "The
versatile Slate finish is a true alternative to stainless steel. While
Slate is just as stylish, it also offers a more refined look and is
resistant to fingerprints,” he said.
Beyond the kitchen
Gray may have gotten its start in the kitchen, but it’s stretching
throughout the home as an accent to transitional design schemes, which
are among the most popular bathroom styles in 20141. Aligned
with 2014 trends, Pfister plans to expand its offerings of Pasadena
kitchen faucets in Slate to also include a bath series.
“The kitchen is the starting point for many home remodels and those
design choices are being carried through the home to establish a
cohesive color palette," Tiefenbacher said. “Understanding that hues
found in the kitchen influence the bathroom drove our upcoming
Pricing and availability
GE’s Slate appliances are available at national and independent
retailers where appliances are sold. The finish will expand into
slide-in and built-in Profile™ Series appliances in August 2014.*
Pfister’s Pasadena faucet, model F-529-PDSL, is available exclusively at
Home Depot stores and HomeDepot.com for $188.00.** Pasadena bathroom
sink faucets will be available in July 2014, and a tub and shower
introduction with matching bath accessories is planned for September.
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GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative,
energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’
products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers,
washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water
heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to
build a world that works better. For more information on GE Appliances,
Pfister has been a trusted leader in the plumbing industry since 1910,
introducing high quality, innovative, award-winning products with a
distinctive use of style and finish. www.pfisterfaucets.com
1 NKBA 2014 Kitchen and Bath Style Report, results
tabulated January 2014.
* The 2014 Slate expansion includes:
Slide-in gas and electric range models PS950EEFES ($3,099**),
JGS750EEFES ($2,399**) and JS750EFES ($1,799**), available in August.
Wall oven models PT7050EHES ($2,399**) and PT7550EHES ($3,399**),
available in August.
Electric cooktop models PP932EHES ($1,199**) and PP962EHES
($1,199**), available in August.
Countertop microwave PEB7226EFES ($329**), available in August, and
over-the-range convection microwave PVM9179EFES ($599**), available in
Counter-depth French door refrigerator GYE22KMHES ($2,899**),
French door bottom-freezer refrigerator GFE28GMH ($2,699**), 30”
bottom-freezer refrigerator GDE20GMHES ($1,599**), and side-by-side
refrigerators GSS23HMHES ($1,649**) and GSS25GMHES ($1,399**),
available in October.
** Retailers set their own prices.
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