A Fridge that Grows Herbs: Jackson Design and Remodeling Designer Alison Green Wins Product of the Future Contest at KBIS 2018 for Innovative Living Fridge Concept

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NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 winners were divided into teams and invited to present their product designs on stage during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida

The Living Fridge concept took 1st place during the 2018 Product of the Future contest

The Living Fridge concept is innovative, practical and reflects the ever changing needs of consumers and the desire for home access to fresh, healthy foods.

Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR), an award-winning San Diego-based design build remodeling firm, is proud to announce that Senior Interior Designer Alison Green and her team of fellow Thirty Under 30 honorees were the winners at this year’s “Product of the Future” competition held during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, Fla. in January.

The prestigious National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Thirty Under 30 recognizes 30 outstanding young professional designers from across the country who possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath experts.

This year for the first time NKBA asked the honorees to work in six groups of five and to collaborate on a “Product of the Future.” The teams presented their creations on the KBISNeXT stage on Jan. 10 before a packed auditorium and the winner was chosen by a panel of industry experts.

The products presented this year included a Bluetooth app that tracks the freshness of food, a meal prep product with bins to separate produce based on chop and meal size, a refrigerator with a built in smoothie blender, a waste-eliminating product to preserve food’s freshness and a pot filler companion product. To read more about this year’s Products of the Future, click here.

The winning concept, The Living Fridge, allows consumers to grow herbs in about seven days via adjustable growing trays that incorporate temperature control, grow lights and automatic watering. Zeolite blocks purify food by absorbing chemicals and odors. A Bluetooth feature allows consumers to set expiration date alerts, create shopping lists and organize meal plans. An innovative door camera allows users to see inside the fridge and track herb growth.

“We are so proud of Alison for all of her creativity and ingenuity,” said President and CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling, Todd Jackson. “The Living Fridge concept is innovative, practical and reflects the ever changing needs of consumers and the desire for home access to fresh, healthy foods. Alison’s creativity shines through her work here at Jackson Design and Remodeling. Her ability to connect with clients and turn their visions into reality is what has led to her well-deserved awards.”

Alison Green joined Jackson Design and Remodeling immediately following her graduation from the Design Institute of San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She was inspired to pursue a career in design from a young age when her family moved into a new house that required a whole home design and she discovered how much she enjoyed creating from a blank slate. Alison’s work has been published locally and nationally in publications including Cottages and Bungalows and Make it Organized. Her recent Seaside Dazzle whole home won a 2018 CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Alison also won a CotY award in 2017 for a Creative Modern Farmhouse kitchen. The first kitchen she ever designed, a Timeless Modern kitchen, won a National Chrysalis Award in 2015 and a Master Design Award in 2014. Alison is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Thirty Under 30 honorees will also: present a Continuing Education class at a local NKBA chapter, attend virtual webinars with the NKBA, recruit a future nominee for the NKBA Thirty Under 30, and act as ambassadors for the NKBA and its Thirty Under 30 program.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 13,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the $134 billion kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Jackson Design and Remodeling
Jackson Design and Remodeling has served the San Diego community since 1989, providing clients with whole home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, room additions, outdoor living spaces, high end bathroom remodeling, and other home redesign projects. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service in the remodeling industry. Jackson and his team have won numerous awards for their work, including dozens of CotY, Chrysalis, ASID, NKBA and Master Design Awards as well as six consecutive Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. For more information, visit JacksonDesignandRemodeling.com, call (858) 348-5195 or follow us on Pinterest, Houzz, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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