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Kim Kardashian’s Kibbutz Kitchen

How the reality TV star made the members of one Israeli kibbutz millionaires

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Kim Kardashian.(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Like many wealthy, tasteful, and discreet Americans, Kim Kardashian likes her quartz. As clear as glass and stronger than steel, the stone makes for an excellent kitchen surface, which, for a renowned homemaker like the future Mrs. Kanye West, is de rigueur. When Kardashian renovated her Beverly Hills home this year, it was quartz all around.

And, since she is a paragon of discernment and grace, local Los Angeles homeowners soon followed her lead and demanded the stone themselves.

Which made the members of Kibbutz Sdot Yam, in central Israel, very happy: the kibbutz is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of quartz-based kitchens, and Kardashian’s selection of its product for her mansion only helped make an already booming business grow faster. How fast? The company is now worth a billion dollars, and since it is owned by a collective, this means that every one of Kibbutz Sdot Yam’s families now has $1.3 million in its pockets.

They may soon have much more: the kibbutz is currently building a factory stateside, following an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of non-laminated kitchen surfaces for the Kim Kardashian of furniture chains—cheap, modular, and oddly endearing—Ikea.

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Afrayedknot says:

Quartz countertops have been gaining in popularity here even before Kim Kardashian chose it – I wonder how much of an effect she really has had. I picked it when we remodeled our old kitchen several years ago because it seemed more robust that granite.

And don’t knock Ikea kitchens – they actually make some very nice cabinetry. When we eventually remodel our current kitchen, we were planning on seriously conidering Ikea – now with the new countertop deal, I’ll be more motivated to go with Ikea.

That there is one gorgeous Armenian face.

Phyllis Gessula Joseph says:

Kibbutz Sdot Yam always has it going on! A great and beautiful place in the world. My volunteer time there was one of the best and most meaningful times of my life.

henrytobias says:

At last, something for me to like Kim for.

Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d
ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
guest writing a blog article or vice-versa? My website addresses
a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could
greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel
free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Excellent blog by the way!


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