SAN DIEGO—Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR), an award-winning San Diego-based design build remodeling firm, announced 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 January 10 before a packed auditorium and the winner was chosen by a panel of industry experts.
Numerous Product Presentations
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.”