News: Awards & Events

September 21, 2018 |

Passport to Creativity Tour Now Open for Entries

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is now accepting entries for the seventh-annual Passport to Creativity tour. Passport to Creativity gives architects and interior designers the opportunity to embark on a free trip…

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September 19, 2018 |

Cosentino Opens Vancouver Centre Showroom

Members of the A&D community recently attended the opening of Cosentino‘s new Vancouver Centre Showroom, previewing the space and latest colors from the Silestone, Dekton and Sensa brands. The celebration kicked off with an official ribbon cutting ceremony led by…

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September 5, 2018 |

KBIS 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the much-anticipated 2019  Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, KBIS returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center February 19-21 and…

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September 5, 2018 |

CEDIA Expo Announces Smart Stage Lineup

CEDIA Expo enriches the show experience by launching two engaging programs on the Smart Stage. During three days, attendees are invited to experience TechTalks, a series of thought-provoking panels lead by industry authorities, and TechBites, a fast-paced opportunity for brands…

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August 27, 2018 |

World of Woodworking

We visited the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) last week, which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 30,000 woodworking industry professionals were in attendance, as well as more than 1,000 exhibitors showing the latest in…

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August 2, 2018 |

Dura Supreme Cabinetry Receives Top Honors at the Wooden Globe Awards

During the Wooden Globe Awards at the 2018 Annual Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC 2018), Dura Supreme Cabinetry received top honors for Manufacturing Excellence through Technology. The Wooden Globe Awards are presented by the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA). Each year, WMIA recognizes companies with the prestigious Wooden Globe Awards. These awards are presented for notable success and achievements…

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July 27, 2018 |

Nominate a Rising Star of Design

It is the time of year for the New York Chapter of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) to nominate the IFDA Rising Stars of Design. Nominations for both interior designers and product designers will be considered for the…

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July 24, 2018 |

Cersaie Returns to Bologna in September

The 36th edition of Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, will take place at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy, from Sept. 24-28, 2018. The show attracts more than 800 exhibitors from around the world…

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July 23, 2018 |

CEDIA Expo TechBites Brands Selected

CEDIA Expo, the platform where disruptors, innovators and integrators in the connected built environment collaborate, announced the TechBites Advisors’ selection of brands to present at this year’s inaugural TechBites program. Launching their most innovative products in a fast-paced, interactive format…

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July 20, 2018 |

Bertazzoni Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

The Bertazzoni Professional Series 36-in. designer pro range received the “Red Dot” distinction, an internationally recognized seal of design innovation awarded by a jury of experts to products known for their distinct stylistic content. Bertazzoni, an Italian specialist in kitchen appliance suites since 1882, is honored to…

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July 2, 2018 |

CEDIA Expo Innovation Alley Returns

CEDIA Expo, the leading event in connected technology, is pleased to celebrate our past and current exhibitors in the CEDIA Expo Innovation Alley – the 2,000-square- foot section of the CEDIA Expo show floor devoted to celebrating new-to-market technology products…

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June 27, 2018 |

Ferguson Awards 10 Scholarships

Ten exceptional students have been named Ferguson Scholars and will receive $1,500 scholarships each year, for up to four years, to help with their trade school or college tuition. The recipients, all children of Ferguson associates, are well rounded and…

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June 25, 2018 |

Medallion Home Forms Partnership with Samsung

Medallion Home, a leading home builder in central and southwest Florida, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the number one selling brand of major appliances, today announced a multi-year partnership to provide Samsung home appliances to Medallion Home custom-designed homes. Medallion…

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June 22, 2018 |

KOHLER Experience Center NYC Welcomes Martha Stewart for Book Signing

Kohler Co. and Martha Stewart Living co-hosted a book signing and evening of cocktails earlier this month at the KOHLER Experience Center (KEC) in New York City. The evening celebrated Martha Stewart’s 90th book Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying, co-written by Kevin Sharkey. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and…

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June 19, 2018 |

NKBA Endorses CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo, the event for the intelligently connected built environment, is proud to announce a collaboration and endorsement from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as the event where kitchen and bath design and remodeling professionals connect with technology…

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June 14, 2018 |

Willetts Design & Associates Earns Gold Nugget Honors

Judges for the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards have named Willetts Design & Associates as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. Willets Design & Associates earned its Merit honors for Zenyara, which was honored for Best Custom…

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June 13, 2018 |

The KBIS Countdown Begins

The best, brightest and most successful professionals in the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry are gathering at the industry’s leading showcase for product, exchanging ideas and career development — the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) — slated…

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June 6, 2018 |

Falmec’s Sintesi Wins Four European Product Design Awards

Sintesi, the new integrated system by Falmec, was awarded the Selection Iconic Award in early 2018, and it has now gained four European Product Design Awards, winning the Platinum prize in the Kitchen Appliances category and three Gold awards in the Household Appliances, Kitchen Furniture and Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop categories. This result confirms…

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May 31, 2018 |

ICFF Announces 2018 Editors’ Awards Winners

North American global design fair ICFF has announced the winners of its prestigious Editors’ Awards, recognizing the best and most innovative designs at the event. Over 800 booths were considered for awards in 12 product categories: Accessories, Carpet/Flooring, Furniture (collection),…

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May 29, 2018 |

Cosentino Group Opens in Miami

Cosentino has announced the opening of its Cosentino City Miami Center. One of only of three in the United States and one of 11 globally, the 3,200-sq.-ft. space offers a high-tech, immersive experience to best serve design professionals and consumers alike…

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May 24, 2018 |

IBS Scholarship Opportunity for NAHB Members

NAHB members between the ages of 21-35 are eligible to apply for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) Scholarship Program. Applicants must submit an application and video to be considered for this opportunity to attend IBS in February 2019. Scholarship recipients…

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April 30, 2018 |

Ferguson’s Mirabelle and Park Harbor Win Design Award

Fixtures from Ferguson‘s Mirabelle and Park Harbor product lines won a prestigious Platinum ADEX award, the highest honor for the Awards for Design Excellence, a national product design competition. Nearly 600 companies submitted their best and newest products for a 2018 ADEX award. The annual competition represents…

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April 17, 2018 |

Coverings Announces 2018 Conference Programming

Coverings features more than 45 sessions in the 2018 conference program. Distinguished speakers will share their knowledge and industry insights with Coverings attendees, with conference programing highlighting key topics for the tile and stone industry throughout the May 8-11, 2018, show…

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April 16, 2018 |

ASID Announces 2018 National Award Winners

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is honored to announce the recipients of the 2018 ASID National Awards. Each year, ASID celebrates those who advance the interior design profession and showcase the impact of design to positively change people’s…

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April 11, 2018 |

Beko US Earns ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

Beko US has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The company’s Beko and Blomberg brands have earned ENERGY STAR Most Efficient ratings on 78 percent of its laundry models and 55 percent of its dishwashers. The Most Efficient…

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April 9, 2018 | ,

Luxury Defined

ROHL, a company that has been bringing authentic luxurious products to the market for 35 years, debuted its Auth Lux Designer Guild earlier this year. As an extension of that, the company recently hosted it first 2018 Auth Lux Summit…

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April 6, 2018 |

Franke Opens Miami Design Boutique

Franke, the European manufacturer decorative plumbing, has expanded its Franke Design Boutique retail concept with the opening of a Miami-area location. Continuing the roll-out of the brand’s expanded presence in the U.S., this second Design Boutique delivers a tailored, immersive…

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March 1, 2018 |

KBIS Continues Strong Growth in 2018

Organizers of the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, reported an impressive rise of more than 5 percent in total qualified attendance at its January edition in Orlando. The electric energy…

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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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