Beyond dramatically altering the Chicago skyline, Vista Tower uniquely combines quality, luxury and functionality. Magellan Development Group and Dalian Wanda Group brought on design partners Snaidero, Gaggenau and Kallista, and the teams have worked together to embrace the tower’s eminence and intricacy. The dedicated efforts of all partners involved will ultimately provide residents with elegant, top-notch interior features in every single unit that deliver both extravagance and efficiency. Residents will enjoy state-of-the-art appliances in the kitchen as well as bathrooms with beautiful detail in the cabinetry, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and sink. Here, the design partners share the background behind their partnership with Magellan Development Group and Dalian Wanda Group on Vista Tower and why they were thrilled to be selected to participate in the project.
The following excerpt is from an article originally published in No Parallels: Issue IV.
Title: When Design Worlds Collide
Designed by world-renowned interiors design specialists, Hirsh Bedner Associates, the interiors of the 406 unique Vista Residences will feature the finest materials and fixtures. To ensure the exceptional quality of each luxury residence, the development team has commissioned the most reputable design partners to provide the most elegant, cutting-edge kitchen and bathroom appliances and cabinetry. Vista Residence kitchens will feature contemporary cabinetry crafted by Snaidero, state-of-the-art ovens, five-burner gas cooktops, refrigerators and dishwashers created by Gaggenau, luxurious double-bowl, stainless steel sinks designed by Kohler, and faucets by KALLISTA. Snaidero cabinetry and KALLISTA faucets and cabinetry will contribute to the luxury and functionality of the bathrooms.
Design Partner: Snaidero
Founded in 1946, Snaidero is Italy’s leading manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets. Always at the forefront of style and innovation, Snaidero partners with world-renowned artists, architects, and industrial designers to create top-of-the-line products manufactured with environmental responsibility. For nearly 35 years, Snaidero USA has offered the finest in luxury Italian kitchen design to North America and Central America through a retail network of 26 showrooms, with top developers for over 170 projects completed to date.
Why did Snaidero partner with Magellan and Dalian Wanda on Vista Tower?
Having partnered with Magellan Development Group on multiple properties in the Lakeshore East community, it made sense for Snaidero to continue its fruitful relationship with Magellan Development Group on its next iconic project: Vista Tower.
After collaborating for nearly 10 years, Snaidero understands the developers’ vision for a project and knows what the brand can offer to complement the building, says Erika Klimenko, Director of Projects. Renowned for luxury, design and innovation, the Italian brand creates products that will fit perfectly into the detailed, thoughtful design of Vista Tower.
“What makes Vista Tower unique is that Snaidero, for the past two years, has been working closely with the development team, the architects and designers to really think about the space and how it works within the building,” says Klimenko. “There is not one inch left unthought of.” In comparison to other buildings in Chicago, Vista Tower will be exceptional in its unique use of space.
Design Partner: Gaggenau
Gaggenau is a manufacturer of high-quality home appliances and an acknowledged innovation leader in design and technology. The company, with a history dating back to 1683, has revolutionized the domestic kitchen with its internationally acclaimed products. Gaggenau’s success is founded on technological innovation and a clear design language combined with high functionality. Gaggenau has been a subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich since 1995 and is currently represented in more than 50 countries with 21 flagship showrooms in major cities around the world.
Why did Gaggenau partner with Magellan Development Group and Dalian Wanda Group on Vista Tower?
When she first heard about the project several years ago, Anjelica Schuda, Builder Sales Manager for BSH Home Appliances (manufacturer of Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau) knew Vista Tower would be “luxurious, high-quality and prestigious.” Immediately, Schuda believed the project would be “a good fit for the brands I represent, especially Gaggenau, which is ultra-luxurious and very much a premium manufacturer of appliances.”
According to Schuda, Vista Tower is distinguished by its reputation for luxury, price point and location. “The area that it is in,” says Schuda, “is a desired area.” More importantly, simply the names Magellan Development Group, Dalian Wanda Group and bKL Architects signal to purchasers that Vista Tower will be an outstanding project.
An established brand, having originated in Germany 300 years ago, Gaggenau prides itself on being innovators in technologically-sound, savvy products and will offer the highest quality appliances to Vista residents.
Design Partner: Kallista
Kallista – Greek for “most beautiful” – is known for its designs of luxury plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful, whole-bath solutions. Kallista is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. Using the highest-quality materials and technology, Kallista continues to push the boundaries of design, making products that are innovative, beautiful and ready to complement today’s most sophisticated interiors. Kallista is a division of the Kohler Co. Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co.
Why did you partner with Magellan and Dalian Wanda on Vista Tower?
According to Thom Stephen, Sales Manager – North American Projects, Vista Tower is the vanguard for new construction. When asked what makes Vista Tower special, Steven says, “The design aesthetic is world-class. There could not be a better, more high-profile location in the city.” The Tower’s proximity to the riverfront, lakefront, museum campus and shopping contribute to its high-profile location in the city.
Drake Blessum, Sales Executive – Projects and Specifications for Kohler, notes that the developers’ dedication to creating a high-end aesthetic aligns perfectly with the brands he represents. “Walking through the Sales Gallery,” he says, “you can tell how classy and high-end it is, but you also get to interact with the products on the floor,” concluding, “Magellan has been associated with some of the finest buildings that have been built in this market and around the country. We would not ask for better partners than Magellan and Dalian Wanda.”