Best of KBIS Winners Announced

April 17, 2010

Today at the 2010 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago, the winners of the Best of KBIS competition were announced. The eight winning products, selected for their functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation, were each introduced in the past 12 months and, for the first time, eligible to win in two new categories: Universal Design and Green/Sustainable Products.

The panel of judges included Kimball Derrick, CKD, of Kimball Derrick, LLC; Jamie Gibbs, of Jamie Gibbs Associates; Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.; Kristin Okeley, ASID, CKD, of Kitchens by Design; Susan Serra, CKD, of Susan Serra Associates; David Stimmel, of Stimmel Consulting Group; and Richard Walters, of Visualize Inc.

Without further ado, the winning products are:

Best of Kitchen
Gold: King Slide's 1A88 push-open silent soft-closing undermount slide
Silver: Element Designs' eluma DecoSplash

Best of Bath
Gold: TOTO USA's Aimes eco-powered shower lighting system
Silver: Schluter Systems' Schluter Kerdi-Board

Best Universal Design Product

HealthCraft Products' Invisia Collection

Best Green/Sustainable Product
Everpure's ViruPure commercial-grade system

Best of Show

Liebherr's HWS 1800 integrated wine storage cabinet (shown above)

People’s Choice (voted on by all attendees)
Safety Tubs' Safety Tubs for Kids
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