What are the ingredients for an award-winning kitchen? The answer to this question can be found in the GE Monogram kitchen that was awarded the best kitchen display at the 2014 Dwell on Design show. Matt Jones, Marketing Experience and Design Manager for GE Appliances, used his keen eye for design to design this kitchen for the recent 2014 premier design show.
Matt’s overall design goal was to adopt Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more” design philosophy while using the highest quality materials and expert craftsmanship to create this unique kitchen.
Blending an interesting mix of finishes truly created a warm and inviting kitchen. A large island display, the hub of activity in this kitchen, was created utilizing reclaimed wood from a 100 year old barn in Ohio. A black countertop utilizing the new Dekton by Cosentino product topped off the eye-catching structure. The sleek induction cooktop (Model ZHU36RBR) a new 102 jet dishwasher (Model ZDT870SSFSS), and a wine reserve, (Model ZDBR240NBS), are all situated in the island. The same wood was used to accent the tall area behind the professional range for an eye catching accent. An unique wall covering from D. L. Couch (ULF52267 Posh Wall Couture) was utilized on the adjacent walls. This same treatment was applied to the refrigerator custom panels to help the tall refrigerator disappear seamlessly into the wall utilizing a flush inset design. The new French door refrigerator offers a fresh design inside as well. Extra deep glass door bins with riveted metal accents replace all plastic normally found inside. The Monogram refrigerator will be available in the fall. (Model ZIP360NH).
Each detail of the kitchen came together to create a stunning and award-winning kitchen.
Matt Jones is the Marketing Experience and Design Manager at GE Appliances.
For nearly 20 years, he has honed his design chops at GE, starting as an industrial design manager for GE Monogram before turning his keen eye towards our events and trade shows. He has designed countless kitchens and spaces over the years in a wide array of styles all while maintaining a “less is more” esthetic.
He focuses on quality materials and expert craftsmanship both at work and in his personal life where he is an avid woodworker.
Matt has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and is based in Louisville, KY.