Luxury appliance maker Thermador and Portfolio Kitchen & Home, the Midwest’s kitchen and home design resource, announced today the launch of the Thermador Culinary Studio with more than eight live professional appliances at Portfolio’s Flagship Store in the heart of Kansas City.
The Portfolio Flagship Store will also house a striking kitchen by Gaggenau, a sister brand of Thermador in the BSH Home Appliances family. While both BSH kitchen displays are prominently featured, the Thermador studio will be used as the facility’s showcase kitchen where the home-design company will host cooking classes, demonstrations and culinary events.
The 7,000-sq.-ft. store is the new anchor in the Pershing Building, a historic Kansas City structure and one of the jewels in the Midtown architectural crown that includes Union Station, Liberty Memorial, the original Kansas City Post Office and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Thermador, itself a brand rich in culinary history credited with 11 decades of kitchen innovations, is showcased in the Portfolio Flagship Store as the premier culinary brand. Portfolio Principal and CEO Geri Higgins is also a member of Thermador’s prestigious National Design Council -- a council of top designers from across the nation dedicated to product development and refinement.
“The pairing of Thermador, a brand known for its deep history of innovation in the kitchen, and Portfolio Kitchen & Home, the premier kitchen design resource in the Midwest and one of our most valued partners, is a perfect match,” said Zach Elkin, director of the Thermador brand. “To be positioned in the Flagship Store as the featured appliance brand is truly an honor and representative of what Thermador stands for -- real innovations for real cooks.”