KitchenAid has debuted its Light & Shadow limited edition stand mixer, a countertop unit the company called its “most artful appliance” to date.
According to the company, the stand mixer is an ode to the maker, acknowledging that their passion and creativity in the kitchen is not tied to traditional boundaries, but instead driven by inspiring moments throughout each and every day.
Through the contrast of light and dark, compelling textures and exceptional styling, the sun-soaked sand tones of the stand mixer complement the studded shadowcasting pattern of the ceramic, tactile bowl.
“The design of Light & Shadow reflects the desire to explore and bring your vision to life,” said Jessica McConnell, director, Whirlpool Color, Finish & Material Design. “The dimensional studs on the bowl cast mesmerizing shadows that change with the sun’s rays, reflecting the possibility to make each moment feel special.”
The sand-colored tonal matte mixer mirrors sand in an hourglass, while the structural, three-dimensional studded bowl reflects and subdues light. Together, the pair marks the passage of time through the marriage of light and shadow, celebrating the many different occasions that bring makers to the kitchen.
Every detail of the limited edition appliance elicits a sense of wonder and curiosity, coming to life even in the most subtle intricacies. The polish from the trimband’s deep metallic finish contrasts the sleek yet subtle hubcover, which has a two-toned finish for a shiny, satin look that mesmerizes like a mirage.
“Inspiration isn’t bound by time, but rather cultivated by a series of moments,” said Jon Bellante, KitchenAid global marketing director. “Light & Shadow is a reflection of how creativity can arise in the kitchen without warning and manifest itself in the form of a brunch spread for friends, an afternoon snack or a nighttime dinner party — the possibilities are endless.”
Light & Shadow is available with a studded black ceramic bowl, sold exclusively with the Limited Edition Stand Mixer. It is available for purchase on KitchenAid.com and at select retailers, complete with unique packaging, for $449.99 (Stainless Steel Bowl option) and $549.99 (Studded Bowl option).