Asko's Piro

By Jamie Latshaw Cologne, Germany--Domotechnica exhibitors drew attention with prototype appliances sporting bold colors, innovative features or unconventional shapes. Although usually standard in European size (60 cm), products were not always so standard--judging from an American's perspective--in style. "I think there's an unrealized demand [in the States] for this kind of stuff," Eric Anderson, Amana's director of international home appliance products, said. Asko President Steve Piro said appliance manufacturers are increasing their use of color in the U.S., although not as dramatically as the presentation at Domotechnica. Conceptual Pieces The Magic Mirror top-mount refrigerator from Daewoo drew a lot of attention. With the press of a button, its panels

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