Big Chill was founded on a passion of tradition and heritage. Thom Vernon wanted a 50’s era refrigerator for his beach house and couldn’t find one that would fit his needs. His nephew, Orion Creamer, had just graduated from college with a degree in industrial design and always loved retro design. He antiqued with his family as a child. When he was older, he scoured junkyards and vintage shops for period piece refrigerators, removed the doors, and affixed them to his wall as art installations. His passion for old-school style and knowledge of product design made him the ideal creator or one-of-a-kind kitchen equipment blending form and function.
The two put their heads together and came up with their first product, the refrigerator. Today, the company’s biggest challenge is navigating its growth and exploring new development at the same time.
WHAT WE DO
USA born and built, Big Chill is responsibly made with a goal of making their customers happy. Based in Boulder, Colorado with some manufacturing in Pennsylvania, they are a small company that prides itself on their craftsmanship and the ability to mix the best if the old with the new.
At Big Chill, the goal is to make a quality product that mixes old fashioned styling with state-of-the art technology and performance. The period inspired designs include classic pivoting handles, stamped metal body, and chrome trim. The appliances are powder coated with the customer’s choice from over 200 rich colors.
They now manufacture refrigerators, microwaves, ranges, range hoods and dishwashers. The three collectionsinclude; Retro,Pro and Classic, all representing distinct styles but maintaining the attention to quality as well as Big Chill’s signature – their unique color line.