Necessity was the mother of invention for Fred Carl, founder and designer of the Viking range first introduced in 1987. The Viking series was built on a concept that “corralled the cooking power and features of a professional range into a design feasible for home use”. Today the line of Viking products is hailed as “the” top quality kitchen appliances that last and look good too. The new Designer series is perfect for the person who recognizes performance and craftsmanship but also has a discerning eye for great looks as well. The series in comprised of a full line of kitchen appliances which of coarse includes their signature Viking Range with a clean modern face lift.