Tag: Selmer

Refrigerators and Freezers Part Ways With Monogram Columns

Kitchen renovations historically have revolved around your wide-open refrigerator and freezer space, which were always one unit. The problem? This doesn’t align with how people live anymore; how they cook, entertain or want their kitchen to be designed. The solution: Monogram Columns.

“Kitchen design today is all about customizing the space to match a homeowner’s lifestyle, and refrigeration and freezer appliances traditionally haven’t offered the flexibility to do this,” said Michael Mahan, Monogram General Manager. “New Monogram Columns make it possible for homeowners to seamlessly split up the refrigerator and freezer and install them hidden in plain sight, in the places that make the most sense for their kitchen design and lifestyle needs while providing a uniform look.”

For the chefs who only keep fresh foods on hand, two refrigerators in the main hub of the kitchen might make more sense, with a freezer tucked away in a pantry. Or, for large families who meal prep for the week, having equally large refrigerator and freezer columns would be the most important. The opportunity to mix, match and relocate knows no bounds.

New Monogram Columns make it possible for homeowners to seamlessly split up the refrigerator and freezer and install them hidden in plain sight, in the places that make the most sense for their kitchen design and lifestyle needs while providing a uniform look.

Sophisticated Design Features
Monogram focuses on using high quality materials, and with that comes better design. For a customized look, Columns offer adjustable panels and flush installation for both the refrigerator and freezer to ensure the design blends in perfectly with cabinetry, guaranteeing a seamless look, every time. Matching panels allow the Columns to virtually disappear.

Columns are also designed to fit the space of a traditional built-in refrigerator, making them perfect for retrofit installations. Retrofit capability allows homeowners to replace a 48” or 42” built-in refrigerator with two columns: No cabinet or electrical modifications necessary.

“Monogram Columns are designed to look as good inside as they do on the outside,” said Mahan. “Ramp-up LED interior lighting throughout the fresh food and freezer compartments make the interior look spacious, inviting and clean.”

Additional luxury features include:

  • Aluminum extruded touch points
  • Full extension, soft close drawers
  • Temperature-controlled drawers that offer added storage flexibility for items like deli, fruits and vegetables
  • Nano-coated, spill-resistant glass shelves with aluminum trim
  • Autofill pitcher that automatically refills cold, filtered water to be ready on demand (premium refrigerator model only)
  • Freezer icemaker and full-extension drawer with removable bin

Monogram has expanded its wholly-owned subsidiary plant in Selmer, TN, specifically for this new product line. Monogram Columns will be available in October 2017 in both refrigerator and freezer models, with the option of stainless steel or custom panels. Learn more at monogram.com.

 

The Monogram Craftsmanship Story

“Sophisticated styling and exceptional craftsmanship set Monogram apart from all other appliance brands. We don’t cut corners. We polish them to seamless perfection.”

This year Monogram decided to let you peek behind the curtain to learn more about their design and manufacturing processes … telling the story of the craftsmen (and women) whose minds and hands bring these unique appliances to life.

The story behind all Monogram refrigerators is just one example. Each Monogram refrigerator is constructed by expert craftsmen, with painstaking attention to detail. The Monogram team interviewed individuals integrally involved in the building and design of these refrigerators, from Louisville, Kentucky, to Selmer, Tennessee.

“I know the work is done when the edges are smooth and clean. Of all the jobs I’ve had in this factory, this one is my favorite. I like the flow of it.” – Thomas Crewse, stainless steel welder

“I wanted the owner to know right away, before even touching it, that this fridge was made from quality materials.” – Sally Pipkin, industrial designer

“My father was an engineer, and I’m following in his footsteps. I’m inspired when I see a product I worked on in people’s homes.” – Dave Schofield, design manager

Built by hand in the heart of America using glass and metals, the Monogram French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator is the embodiment of artistry and workmanship. Follow along on www.monogram.com over the next few months to hear more stories about the men and women responsible for crafting the Monogram appliances destined for your home.

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