The NKBA has revealed a snapshot of what is trending for KBIS 2014. The show takes place February 4-6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
From the blonde variations of Maple and Oak to the ebonized color of Walnut, a celebration of the beauty and texture of wood is apparent at this year’s show.
The new +EDITION collection from Poggenpohl features natural walnut wood veneer cabinetry, available in flat panel or thin frame detail door styles. This clean and modern collection brings brightness in a naturally inspired fashion.
Elias Woodwork is also unveiling its new Designer Series – Aventura, creating a high-end custom look and visual effect that stands out. These unique doors can be custom made with your choice of color, species, edge profile and panel profile.
A host of new product introductions featuring copper and other metallic finishes are taking the kitchen and bath scene by storm. From complete copper sinks from Native Trails, to shined and quilted metallic accents from Top Knobs, the glimmer of metallics is creating an accent to accompany any style of décor and wood coloring.
Remote Access & Integration
Advancing technology coupled with consumer demand for remote access and control of their home and the products within it continue to fuel the kitchen and bath market. Examples include the 3iE by Warmup Inc. – a user-friendly thermostat with an intuitive menu, simple words and easy-to-navigate functions.
Professional Grade Comes Home
Appliance brands are looking to bring the experience of a commercial kitchen into the home with professional grade appliances designed for everyday living. Combining the best of commercial kitchen technology adapted for residential use, Viking Range will showcase its Viking Professional 7 Series range (cooktop pictured below).
On the Surface
From bright colors to technologically advanced synthetic surface materials, show attendees will see changes within kitchen and bath surfaces with the introduction of bold colors and innovative new materials.
KBIS exhibitor Formica Corporation will debut its line of exotic granite patterns featuring dramatic colors and corresponding names like Red Dragon, Lapidus Brown and Magma Black.
Family-owned quartz, natural stone and architectural surface producer Cosentino will launch Dekton by Cosentino – an ultra-compact surface capable of seamless use both indoors and outdoors. The material utilizes Particle Sintering Technology, a proprietary technique that mimics the metamorphic change that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years.
Neolith, makers of sintered compact surfaces, will launch its new Classtone collection that combines the classicism and the elegance of marble with Neolith’s revolutionary technology NDD (Neolith Digital Design) to provide a better option for kitchen countertops.