modular electric cooktop

pure convection wall oven

quintessence cooktop

Distinctive Appliance Corporation was founded in 1933 by Stan Joseph as a small appliance store in Northern California. His innovative thinking led to the invention of the first kitchen ventilation system and the world’s first indoor electric barbecue.

Three generations later, American made and family owned Dacor manufactures a full line of innovative kitchen appliances including cooktops, dishwashers, ovens, ranges, refrigeration and ventilation.


Dacor was our first collaboration in the cooking products field, and one of our first projects, the Quintessence cooktops, helped to put the Dacor brand on a new trajectory of design leadership in the appliance industry.