The Innovative Showroom Finalists
INDEPENDENT SMALL: Simmer & Soak Designed by Jennie Mosely
To incorporate all things kitchen and bath into 1,300 square feet, Mosely had to create a space that was inviting to customers but not overwhelming. Innovative features include cooking classes and a pet-friendly environment.
INDEPENDENT SMALL: Barrett’s Technology Designed by Dan McFadden
As the satellite showroom of Past Basket Design, the kitchen vignette showcases today’s most innovative technology solutions, including motorized shades, app-controlled audio and a motorized spice rack.
INDEPENDENT SMALL: KONST SieMatic Designed by Jonas Carnemark
This showroom represents the most innovative collections from SieMatic in three full kitchen displays. Clients are encouraged to engage with the merchandised showroom, and a full media system helps with client design meetings.
INDEPENDENT MEDIUM: V6B Design Group Designed by Earl Lawson
The showroom displays have been put together to show a design style, rather than a supplier-product design. One unique feature is that each display area has a different scent that relates to the design.
INDEPENDENT MEDIUM: Palmer Todd Designed by Palmer Todd
This space integrates smart home technology, including a lighting control system, audio/visual systems and shade control. The space is touch panel-controlled so the client can touch and feel how the systems work together.
INDEPENDENT MEDIUM: Guy Gunter Home Designed by Theron Gunter
With a multi-faced wall monitor, the sales team can walk customers through each brand and compare it to others. Two live kitchens help to educate and demonstrate to clients about products.
INDEPENDENT LARGE: Insignia Kitchen and Bath Designed by Therese Kenney
This showroom’s seven full-scale kitchens and five bathroom displays provide an opportunity for a homeowner to really experience a space. Details include LED-lit backsplashes and curved shower doors.
INDEPENDENT LARGE: Minnesota Cabinets Designed by Rick Ponstein
The showroom offers easy access to two additional businesses under the same roof: Meghan Blum Interiors and the Stone Shop. The showroom embodies an open-room concept for a realistic experience.
INDEPENDENT LARGE: Hartville Hardware Designed by Paul Miller & Heather Yoder
This showroom holds a 1,800-sq.-ft. house called the “Idea House” inside the store. This allows clients to explore and envision products in an actual home setting.
MULTI-LOCATION MEDIUM: Coburn Supply Company Inc. Designed by Denise Domingues
Each vignette was individually chosen with custom colors, accent furniture, artwork, mirrors and fixtures to create a space that conforms to clientele’s diversified style.
MULTI-LOCATION MEDIUM: ANN SACKS Chicago
ANN SACKS Chicago reflects the company’s Next Generation comprehensive retail space design. A semi-enclosed area, ideal for holding client meetings, includes a digital media wall with a 75-in. digital screen and adjustable lighting to mimic residential and commercial settings.
MULTI-LOCATION MEDIUM: Cambria Gallery Buckhead Designed by Howard Kuo
Art Gallery is the vision for the layout – a system of staggered showcase and display pods created to maximize the narrow footprint. Each pod is visually marked by L-shaped wood arches that promote and allow patrons the ability to move through the spaces and experience the products more intimately.
MULTI-LOCATION LARGE: PIRCH ATLANTA Designed by FITCH
All vignettes at this showroom are live and activated, encouraging customers to interact with products. At the Sanctuary area focused on bath products, a customer can step inside a live steam therapy shower or use the iPad-activated shower wall to test an assortment of showerheads.
MULTI-LOCATION LARGE: Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom Southern California Designed by Zingg Design, Inc.
The entire south side of the showroom is a Nanawall of glass disappearing doors that allows the showroom to open up into an outdoor kitchen, taking advantage of the Southern California location. The interior also features a fish tank within the bar area where fish swim among bottles placed on a hydraulic lift.