During yesterday's quick run to Home Depot for picture hangers, an end cap near the checkout stopped me in my tracks. It contained three appliances in GE's new Artistry series. I was shocked at how Smeg-y the fridge looked and that such radical new silhouettes are being introduced at the lower end of the market.
A video featuring the series' adorably schlubby designer describes how these appliances are meant for the first-time homeowner to replace outdated pieces that may have come with a house. The only two colors available are black and white, but aren't we at the point where the lower-priced stainless finish pieces from 10 years ago are starting to conk out, too? Or is this the death knell for stainless?
As ready as I am for something fresh in terms of finish, I can't imagine owning a kitchen full of black or white appliances. Stainless is the only choice that makes sense with the mod lodge look we're going for.
The designer also talks about moving from digital to analog controls. The look is both retro and forward-looking at the same time. The stove borrows heavily from Viking's analog Professional Product line:
Dumplings, what are your thoughts on this series? Are you intrigued? Would you buy it?