Dacor® to Sponsor the 42nd Annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House in New York

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Leading Interior Designers to Incorporate Dacor Ultra-Premium Appliances for the Ultimate Show House Kitchen

Dacor will display its ultra-premium kitchen appliances in the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House located at The Mansion on Madison. To download this image, visit http://bit.ly/1hhVczK.

Not only are we pleased to participate in this must-see design event, but we look forward to simultaneously supporting the region’s youth through this premier fundraiser, says Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner.

Dacor®, manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances, is pleased to announce it is the official appliance sponsor of the internationally-recognized 2014 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. An annual event, 22 celebrated interior designers will renovate Manhattan’s legendary, The Mansion on Madison adjacent to The New York Palace hotel. Featuring fine furnishings, art, technology and a new Dacor kitchen, guests will pay to tour the 26,190 square-foot mansion with proceeds benefitting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. This year, House Beautiful, a sponsor of the kitchen, is working with Dacor on this project, which will be seen in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Since its inception in 1973, the show house has raised more than $19 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which offers after-school and enrichment programs for New York City youth.

“The Mansion on Madison is truly an iconic New York landmark, and Dacor is thrilled to be a part of it,” says Dacor CEO Chuck Huebner. “Not only are we pleased to participate in this must-see design event, but we look forward to simultaneously supporting the region’s youth through this premier fundraiser.”

The show house will feature several Dacor products, including its Discovery® iQ™ 48” Dual-Fuel Range and Discovery® iQ™ 30” Wall Oven, the world’s first smart cooking appliances with a fully-integrated, connected tablet. The Dacor Discovery iQ technology empowers users to customize their cooking experience. From downloading apps to accessing intuitive cooking tools, Dacor offers home chefs products that evolve and change with their lifestyle.

Dacor will host four private events at the show house for new and current dealers, designers, and builders to experience the home. Additional products to be displayed include Dacor’s Discovery® WineStation®, Discovery® 48” Integrated Built-In Refrigerator, Renaissance® 30” Epicure Warming Drawer and Renaissance® 24” Integrated Dishwasher.

Leading expert in kitchen and bath design, Matthew Quinn will lead the restoration of the mansion’s kitchen, utilizing Dacor products to bring functionality, aesthetics and comfort to the space. Based in Atlanta, Quinn is a principal at Retrofit Ventures and Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio. Additionally, he is the founder of the Matthew Quinn Collection, a new showroom concept in luxury kitchen, bath and architectural hardware that blends the best available with his own expanding lines of kitchen, bath and closet products.

“This historic mansion in Manhattan is the perfect setting for guests to see Dacor's newest generation of appliances displayed in a dream kitchen,” says Dacor President Steve Joseph. “Dacor leads the smart cooking revolution, and we are eager to connect with design enthusiasts at the mansion in May.”

More than 15,000 guests are expected to tour the show house located at 457 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The show house will be open to the public through the month of May 2014.

About Dacor

Founded in 1965, Dacor is a manufacturer of ultra-premium kitchen appliances. Designed and built in California, Dacor’s cooking appliances integrate function and technology to create high-performing, intuitive products that reflect the lifestyle and needs of the passionate cook. For nearly 50 years, Dacor has been responsible for many of the innovations that have improved the way people cook in the modern kitchen. Dacor is family-owned and embraces the legacy, heritage and expertise of a third generation to lead the company into a new age of cooking innovation. For more information about Dacor and its products, visit dacor.com.

About the Kips Bay Boya & Girls Club Decorator Show House

Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This event began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $19 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. For more information about the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, visit kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org.

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