News: Awards & Events

February 16, 2018 |

This Old House Generation NEXT Casting Call

Do you know a talented young pro who deserves a boost? There’s no better way to learn than getting hands-on training with the trade masters and the crew at This Old House! This Old House is offering two paid apprenticeship opportunities this year. One…

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February 13, 2018 |

Schluter-Systems Wins Four CLEARSelect Awards

Schluter-Systems recently received four product awards from the 2017 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor CLEARReport, which asked participants to respond to the question, “For each one of the following product categories, please indicate which ONE manufacturer you most prefer and…

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January 23, 2018 |

Excitement Electrifies KBIS 2018

The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, welcomed designers, builders, dealers and kitchen and bath showroom professionals along with more than 600 exhibitors to Orlando January 9-11. Early, unverified estimates suggest…

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January 14, 2018 |

Best of KBIS 2018 Award Winners Announced

The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced the Best of KBIS 2018 award winners in a ceremony held on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The Best of KBIS awards recognize…

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January 10, 2018 |

Registration is Now Open for ICFF 2018

Registration is now open for the 30th edition of ICFF, which takes place May 20-23, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year will unveil several major new features including the event’s first CEU conference hosted by Metropolis magazine….

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January 5, 2018 |

Get Smart at KBIS

One of the many benefits of attending KBIS is to gain some knowledge during your visit. The 2018 Voices from the Industry (VFTI) conference gives you the opportunity to add to your repertoire of industry intelligence. The VFTI sessions will…

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November 24, 2017 |

ICFF Studio 2018 Opens for Submissions

ICFF and Bernhardt Design have announced the commencement of the 13th-annual ICFF Studio, to be presented May 20-23, 2018. ICFF Studio is a global platform to showcase emerging design. Each year, Bernhardt Design partners with ICFF to invite emerging designers and…

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November 15, 2017 |

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath Awarded by Ferguson

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, the inventor of the hydromassage bath, received the Ferguson Vendor of the Year Award in the category of Residential Builder/Showroom Plumbing at the annual Ferguson Vendor Summit on Nov. 2 in Norfolk, Virginia. The criteria that qualified…

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October 3, 2017 |

Lighting for Tomorrow Winners Announced; WAC Lighting Captures Three First Place Awards

The CEE announced 23 of its 2017 Lighting for Tomorrow Awards to industry professionals during the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference in Vancouver. Making LFT history, New York-based WAC Lighting captured three first prize honors. CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from the US and Canada. Lighting for Tomorrow is a competition…

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September 21, 2017 |

2018 NAHB Student Competition Now Open

Entries are now open for NAHB Student Chapter members for the annual Student Competition, which takes place at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this January. For more than two decades, this national program — formerly known as the Residential Construction…

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September 15, 2017 |

Franke Hosts First Thought Leadership Summit

Nearly 500 entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, innovators and influencers gathered in Franke‘s Aarburg, Switzerland, headquarters on Aug. 31 for the company’s first thought leadership event, THINK NEXT by Franke. Experts discussed innovations and trends in the food industry – with a…

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September 7, 2017 |

KBB’s 2017 Design Award Winners Announced

KBB is thrilled to announce our 2017 Design Award winners! Our esteemed panel of judges chose the winning kitchen, bath and showroom projects based on such criteria as fulfilling clients’ requirements; solving design challenges; and incorporating innovative thinking in the form…

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September 7, 2017 |

DesignBites: Submissions Open for KBIS 2018

The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced that submissions are now open for DesignBites at KBIS 2018. The program gives exhibitors the opportunity to “speed date” with industry VIPs, introducing the brands’…

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September 5, 2017 |

KBIS Welcomes Samsung in 2018

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is set to welcome Samsung in 2018. The consumer electronics and appliances brand will outfit a 3,000-sq.-ft. space in the West Hall of the Orange City Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Samsung will…

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August 18, 2017 |

Coverings 2018 Call for Speakers is Now Open

Coverings, the international tile and stone show held in North America, invites conference presenters and industry leaders to submit educational proposals for the show’s 2018 Conference Program. Returning to Atlanta for the first time since 2013, Coverings will be held…

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August 14, 2017 | ,

Honoring Our Design Neighbors

The Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA) has announced the winners of the Canada-wide 2017 Decorating and Design Competition, now in its 23rd year. Industry leaders from across Canada selected gold, silver and bronze medal winners in nine categories. The submissions are…

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August 1, 2017 |

Registration Now Open for KBIS

Registration is now open for the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals. Attendees can register online. KBIS takes place January 9-11, 2018 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. KBIS…

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July 27, 2017 |

2017 DC Design House Designers Announced

The DC Design House recently announced the names of the 23 designers who will participate in the 10th-Annual DC Design House benefiting Children’s National Health System. Located in Potomac, Maryland, the event will be held from September 30 through October 29, 2017, and will include design inspiration in 23 spaces, four boutiques, a Decade of Design Celebration and special events throughout the month in…

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July 18, 2017 |

KLAFFS Bubble Bath: First Bath Expo

From Left to Right: Stephanie Rapp and Andrea Williams, Stephanie Rapp Interiors; Sarah Weiland, Tusk Home + Design; and Chris Roughan, Roughan Interior Design KLAFFS, Fairfield County’s premier kitchen and bath retailer, hosted their first Home Design and Bath Trends Expo last month on June…

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June 13, 2017 |

BLANCO Launches BLANCO by Design

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, challenges designers and trade professionals to enter the first BLANCO by Design Contest launched this month. Participants are required to enter three photos of a kitchen design featuring at least one BLANCO sink and faucet completed in 2016-2017 for a…

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June 8, 2017 |

Call for Submissions for Duravit Dream Bath Competition Now Open

Duravit USA hosts its fifth-annual Designer Dream Bath Competition just in time for the company’s 200th anniversary. The competition asks designers to showcase how Duravit products can help compose a dream bathroom, with project submissions in either the finished Built category, or conceptual Unbuilt category. The Built category will continue…

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June 6, 2017 |

Wood-Mode Lights Up at NeoCon 2017

There has been increased focus placed on cabinetry–centric lighting solutions as homeowners dive into renovating their kitchens and baths. To further educate interior designers on designing with lighting in mind, Wood–Mode will offer a CEU course along with light refreshments…

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June 1, 2017 |

Airoom Recognized with Two Awards by NKBA

Airoom Architects Builders & Remodelers, based in the Chicago area, was recently honored with two prestigious National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) awards. Airoom’s kitchen design in the lakefront Wilmette home received honors in the Large Kitchen category and was also…

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May 1, 2017 | ,

Renovating Classic Hollywood

The gentleman’s lounge juxtaposes bold colors with vintage details, like the neon clock and the pharmacy cabinet. Photographer: Mary E. Nichols This spring marks the second year of the Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase, with a theme that reinterprets a historic home…

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April 24, 2017 | ,

Inside the HGTV Smart Home

Set in Scottsdale, Ariz., this year’s HGTV Smart Home includes three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms across 3,300 square feet. The home features a spacious three-car garage, a wet bar, home office and a generous pantry and laundry area, as well…

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April 17, 2017 | ,

Trends in the Tile World

Crossville’s Nest offers a soothing, neutral color palette, all with the sophisticated clean graining of premium wood species like American oak. This year Coverings 2017, the largest tile and stone show in North America, boasted more than nine miles of…

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April 12, 2017 |

Submissions Now Open for IBS Education Sessions

NAHB is now accepting proposals for educational sessions at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). The show, to be held Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, is the largest annual light construction show in the world, drawing homebuilders, remodelers, developers and product manufacturers representing…

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April 7, 2017 |

Dwell on Design: What’s in Store

This year’s event announces its second featured speaker, the new AIA Los Angeles Photography Awards and the debut of the Architecture and Design Film Festival Dwell on Design is excited to return to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 23-25,…

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March 23, 2017 |

New Laminam Showroom Opens in Milan

The essence of Laminam is revealed in a new Milan location. The company has decided to increase its visibility in the international capital of design by leaving the showroom in Via Mercato and moving to Via Verdi 5, in the heart of the city. Captivated by…

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March 20, 2017 | ,

Manhattan Art and Design

In an old ship terminal off of the Hudson River, the Architectural Digest Design Show (AD) brought together hundreds of artists and kitchen and bath manufacturers. Designers, art enthusiasts and product manufacturers ventured out into the snow to find an…

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February 10, 2017 |

Coverings 2017 Announces Lineup of Appreciation Days

Coverings has released the schedule of segment-focused Appreciation Days that provide enhanced learning and networking opportunities for builders, remodelers, architects, designers, contractors, and fabricators. While programming for all groups will be held throughout the duration of Coverings, Appreciation Days are designed…

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February 6, 2017 |

Delta Faucet Reopens Global Headquarters

Delta Faucet Co. has officially opened its doors after a $15-million-dollar renovation and expansion to its new global headquarters and recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A new state-of-the-art facility, titled “The Manoogian Center,” will serve as the official welcome…

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January 30, 2017 |

KBIS 2017 Sees Stellar Growth with Attendance Up

The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, welcomed designers, builders, architects, dealers and suppliers along with 550+ exhibiting brands to Orlando from January 10-12 for what was one of the largest and most successful KBIS…

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January 22, 2017 | ,

Designing a Dream Kitchen

Alexandria, Virg.-based firm Studio Snaidero DC Metro recently utilized their social media skills and launched the #DesignYourDreamKitchen campaign. The firm polled its followers across its suite of social channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and asked them to choose…

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January 16, 2017 | ,

Insights from KBIS 2017

Above Image: Powerclean Technology from Moen More than likely, you saw the staff from Kitchen & Bath Business magazine somewhere on the show floor. We went everywhere – from the West Hall to the South Hall (and back and forth more…

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January 16, 2017 | ,

Getting Social at KBIS

From left to right: Leanne Wood of Flying Camel Advertising, Veronika Miller of Modenus and Jaime Derringer of Design-Milk.com Everyone – from exhibitor to media to attendee – was immersed in the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) when they took…

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December 21, 2016 |

NAHB Announces Global Innovation Award Finalists

In its second year, the NAHB Global Innovation Award received entries from around the world, each showcasing the global home building industry’s most innovative products and services. NAHB has announced that judges have selected the following five finalists: Dimplex North America…

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December 20, 2016 |

Applications Now Open for ICFF Schools 2017

ICFF, North America’s series of design events for interiors in its 29th year, has announced that applications are now being accepted for ICFF Schools, an annual program that recognizes universities, colleges and art and technical schools showcasing the most innovative, fresh…

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December 16, 2016 | ,

Bold Design Awards

                                        Above: Winner Elizabeth Scott Baldwin Hardware recently gathered hundreds of influential architects and designers, customers, employees and Design Council members…

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December 14, 2016 |

Perlick Announces Search for 2017 Ambassador of Cool

Perlick, manufacturer of undercounter refrigeration, celebrates the company’s upcoming 100th anniversary by announcing the launch of its 2017 Ambassador of Cool program. Perlick’s first national search seeks to find the person who reflects confidence and cool. To participate in the Ambassador…

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December 12, 2016 | ,

Stone Inspirations

The Italian universities of Verona Academy of Fine Arts and the Ferrara University’s Department of Architecture recently partnered with Lapitec, a sintered stone manufacturer, to give students the creative opportunity to work with stone. The students had a year to…

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December 9, 2016 |

Dezi Home Gets Nod from DPHA Plumbing Association

Dezi Home‘s contemporary expandable bath rack received Honorable Mention at this year’s Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association Conference held in Nashville. Designed to keep necessities within easy reach, the contemporary bath rack’s features— including an unusually wide adjustability range, an…

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November 18, 2016 |

Coverings 2017 Calls for Rock Star Nominations

Coverings is seeking nominations for its 2017 group of “Coverings Rock Stars,” an award that recognizes the best up-and-coming young professionals in the tile and stone industry. Selected by a committee of industry leaders, each outstanding individual will be awarded based…

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November 14, 2016 |

KBIS 2017 Welcomes the Social Lounge

Left to right: Jaime Derringer of Design Milk and Veronika Miller of Modenus CEO The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, and design resource Modenus Media today announced the all new Modenus®…

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November 8, 2016 |

ICFF Talks 2017 Now Accepting Submissions

ICFF, North America’s largest series of design events for interiors, is now accepting submissions for ICFF Talks 2017, a series of presentations and panel discussions that takes place live at ICFF. The Talks serve to engage, educate and inspire the…

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November 7, 2016 |

The People Behind the Projects

ROHL has announced the winners of its first Designer Open Call contest, which was developed in collaboration with California Home + Design magazine. The contest recognizes the designers and their innovative kitchen and bath projects featuring ROHL products. Four winning…

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October 19, 2016 |

KBIS and Modenus Announce 5th BlogTour

The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, and design resource Modenus Media, today announced the fifth official BlogTour set to take place at KBIS 2017, January 10-12, at the Orange County…

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September 27, 2016 |

Registration for Coverings 2017 Now Open

Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has opened the online registration for its 2017 show. Returning to Orlando, Florida, from April 4-7, Coverings sets the stage for thousands of new tile and stone introductions, conference…

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September 8, 2016 |

Lapitec Awarded GreenGuard Certification

Lapitec, the full-body sintered stone, has earned the important GreenGuard certification, awarded by UL Environment. This international recognition comes thanks to numerous severe tests on samples of sintered stone that have shown Lapitec is a material that does not emit…

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August 26, 2016 |

Sub-Zero and Wolf Announce 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest

Sub-Zero and Wolf have announced the return of the Kitchen Design Contest, recognizing design professionals throughout the world for their stunning, innovative kitchen designs. “The contest is designed to have a significant and lasting impact on participants beyond award recognition and prizes,” said Jim Bakke, president…

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