JennAir is a Benton Harbor, Michigan-based[1] designer and manufacturer of household appliances and fixtures.

Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryHousehold appliances
Founded1947; 77 years ago (1947) in Indianapolis, Indiana
FounderLouis J. Jenn
Benton Harbor, Michigan
United States
ParentWhirlpool Corporation

History edit

The original Jenn-Air Products Company was founded by Louis J. Jenn in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1947, later becoming simply Jenn-Air.[2] In the early years, the company was focused on manufacturing and marketing of industrial fans for use in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. In 1961, Jenn-Air's integration of one of these fans to a cook-top range led to the invention of the first self-ventilated downdraft range.[1] The company expanded its product line to include many other kitchen appliances including microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and small appliances such as mixers and blenders.[3]

Corporate ownership edit

The Jenn-Air brand was acquired by Maytag Corporation in 1982 which was subsequently purchased by Whirlpool Corporation in 2006.

At the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City in 2018, Whirlpool announced that the hyphen would be removed from JennAir's name.[4] A new slogan, "Bound by Nothing", and a new logo were also announced at the same time.[4]

JennAir continues as a distinct brand.[1][5][6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Our brand". JennAir. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "LOUIS J. JENN". Orlando Sentinel.
  3. ^ "Young Huh has deep purple upholstery, fanciful floral wallpapers and sapphire-hued mosaics on her mind". 28 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b Danziger, Pamela N. "Whirlpool's JennAir Rebrands For Next Generation Luxury Home Owner",, March 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "How to choose the right appliances for your kitchen renovation". Toronto Life. 28 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Kitchen Renovations Perth". Renovation Capitale. 18 May 2022.

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