January 31, 2023

The Dacor Kitchen Theater Irvine Announced as Winner of the NKBA Innovative Showroom Awards
Dacor is pleased to announce that the Dacor Kitchen Theatre Irvine has been named a winner of the NKBA Innovative Showroom Awards in the Kitchen and Bath Design Center category. 

With winners announced onstage at the opening night of KBIS 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, the annual awards program celebrates showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that consistently engage and educate their audience while creating an unforgettable experience. Dacor’s Kitchen Theatre Irvine achieves complete brand personification by executing a design that connects life with luxury to deliver an elevated experience for visitors while referencing the brand’s Southern Californian roots. Here, they can engage with Dacor’s industry-defining, precision-performance suite of cooking and refrigeration products to experience first-hand what sets Dacor apart.

The Dacor Kitchen Theatre Irvine is an ideal space for interior designers, dealers, homeowners, and media audiences to experience Dacor’s innovations, premium design aesthetic, and authentic, quality materials. To elevate the visitor experience, a professional cooking demonstration space is used for a variety of activations from bespoke events to corporate product training. Live cooking demonstrations with star chefs showcase Dacor’s precision performance features that meet the standards of discerning, top-tier cooking professionals. The fully functional showroom kitchen provides a platform for visitors to learn how they can optimize their home kitchen with Dacor appliances to recreate chef-prepared meals at home. Inviting collaboration and offering an educational atmosphere, guests can ask questions and experiment with brand-exclusive features, from Steam-Assist and Dual Four-Part Pure Convection to Chef Mode and SmartThings. In addition, partnerships with industry-leading organizations create an ideal place for networking among builders, developers, and designers. Conversation-based panel discussions bring industry leaders to the showroom to talk about upcoming trends and how Dacor’s superior functionality, design, and connected features are at the cutting edge of what’s next in the industry. 

“Dacor's Kitchen Theaters are a testament to the brand’s commitment to delivering elegance and connectivity at every innovation,” says Geraldine Morrison, Executive Director at Dacor. “The elements that set Dacor’s appliances apart are evident at first sight but truly take hold the moment they are put to use. The Dacor Kitchen Theatre Irvine is a best-in-class, brand-immersive experience where all our customers, from homeowners and designers to builders and retail partners, can experience these distinguishing features firsthand through meaningful activations.”

Kitchen vignettes with top-of-the-line design elements are crafted to showcase Dacor’s distinct styles and inspire visitors at every turn. Overall, the effect is reminiscent of California coastal kitchens, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors with lots of natural light and access to greenery. The vignettes are complemented by a luxurious living space and curated dining area with high-end finishes that mirror Dacor’s commitment to quality craftsmanship. 

Placing an emphasis on its California origins, Dacor’s Irvine Kitchen Theater draws inspiration from The Golden State to reflect the brand’s past, present, and future. The showroom features and celebrates local artisans throughout – from custom light fixtures by Siemon & Salazar to custom refrigerator panels designed by LA-based artist Alex Turco. Inspired by California’s enchanting mix of geography, soft neutrals along with naturalistic materials, including textural wood and rough-hewn stone, elevate and ease the showroom simultaneously. Rounded edges and textiles add a sense of warmth while brushed metallic finishes in brass and silver amplify the feeling of luxury and style. A curved, spotlight product wall draws inspiration from California’s coastline and establishes momentum, movement, and continuity within the showroom.


Dacor is a leader in design and innovation known for building distinctive appliances rooted in style and driven by technology delivering elevated connections, every day. For additional information, please visit Dacor.com or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn.


The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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