Liebherr Appliances has received the Best of Year Award for its HW8000 wine cabinet. Interior Design’s 12th Annual Best of Year Awards program is one of the most highly regarded awards programs in the industry and honors the most significant work of the year by designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the globe. Winners, selected from nearly 2,300 submissions, were named in 113 categories- the biggest competition in Best of Year history.

Liebherr’s HW8000 fully integrated 24-inch wine cabinet received the award for its sleek aesthetic, customization options, and sophisticated features. The new wine cabinet blends in beautifully with kitchen cabinetry for the ultimate dream kitchen, in combination with Liebherr refrigerators and freezers. Panels can be customized to match cabinetry heights of 70-, 80-, or 84-inches and bottles are stored in the well-organized interior illuminated with cool LED lighting. The HW8000 offers greater capacity and more storage flexibility with the ability to hold up to 80 bottles.

“Liebherr is committed to bringing smart design to the market with quality materials and convenient features, as seen with our new HW8000 Wine Cabinet,” says Josef Steigmiller, Divisional Director of the Refrigerators and Freezers Division of Liebherr USA, Co. “We’re very proud of this accomplishment and it’s an honor to be recognized with this prestigious Best of Year Award.”

The engineering on the inside of a Liebherr appliance is every bit as sophisticated as the design on the outside. The HW 8000 features an insulated layer that allows the user to set different temperature zones within the unit, to ensure red and white wines are stored at the correct temperature. Interior features like SoftSystem automatically close the door, even when the door is fully loaded, and a safety thermostat ensures the wine cabinet never reaches temperatures lower than 32°F / 0°C to prevent damaging stored wines.

“We love shining a light on the incredible work—both projects and product—being done in all sectors. The Best of Year event is a true celebration of our peers and community, and one of my favorite nights of the year,” said Interior Design Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen. Publisher Carol Cisco continues, “We are so appreciative of the contributions that this year’s entrants have made to the design world. It’s great to be able to bring attention to their incredible projects and products. The entries keep getting better every year!”