News: Awards & Events

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 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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August 25, 2016 |

Best of KBIS 2017 Entries Now Open

The 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Best of KBIS awards. Awarded annually at KBIS, the Best of KBIS awards…

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August 9, 2016 |

MTI Wins Two 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards

MTI Baths announced the brand’s two wins in the international 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The Continuum sink and Cáscara tub were selected from more than 500 products for their innovative design and emphasis on sustainable design. Designed by kitchen…

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August 2, 2016 |

Registration for Chicago Design Summit Now Open

LuxeHome, the collection of boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, will host the Chicago Design Summit, a residential design summit, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The Chicago Design Summit will showcase 31 innovative programs, CEU seminars and events featuring…

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June 15, 2016 |

Enter Baldwin’s Bold Design Award Competition

Baldwin Hardware celebrates its 70th anniversary with a design competition. Architects, designers and students are encouraged to enter bold hardware designs. Baldwin’s Bold Design Award Competition seeks entries of any product related to hardware, such as a knob, lever, mail…

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June 14, 2016 |

ASID Seeks Proposals for New Presentations

The American Society of Interiors Designers (ASID) seeks to identify new presentations for its 2016-17 programming at national conferences and industry events, including LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit, High Point Market, and ASID Academy. The Society invites industry leaders…

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June 2, 2016 |

Nominations Open for 2016 NAHB Designee of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2016 NAHB Designee of the Year. The awards honor builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who hold NAHB designations and promote their value among clients, colleagues, HBAs, media and across the industry. Awards are presented for the following…

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May 26, 2016 |

Designer Bath Announces Call for Entries for Fifth-Annual Designers SHINE Awards

Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply in Beverly, Mass. is pleased to announce the fifth-annual Designers SHINE awards competition, sponsored by Brizo. The SHINE awards honor top designers in the New England area who have completed a bathroom or kitchen project with fixtures purchased from Designer Bath. Designers can submit their projects until Monday,…

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May 23, 2016 |

Seeing Product Perfect at ICFF

I recently attended the 29th-annual ICFF, North America’s premiere trade showcase for architecture and high-end interior design, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from May 21-24, 2017. The show hosted more than 750 exhibitors from 30+ countries…

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May 17, 2016 |

Vetrazzo Announces Design Stars Contest

Vetrazzo has announced its Design Stars Contest, featuring the prize of an all-expense paid trip to tour the company’s Georgia workshop just outside Atlanta. Designers who have completed a Vetrazzo installation within the last two years can submit their commercial or residential…

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May 11, 2016 |

Call for Entries: Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition

Hansgrohe USA has announced a call for entries for the third-annual Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition. The competition aims to recognize outstanding recently built projects that feature the Hansgrohe and Axor brands. For the 2016 program, U.S. architects and designers are invited to enter projects from the last five…

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May 10, 2016 |

Ferguson Debuts at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery recently opened a new destination showroom in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The 13,183-sq.-ft. space offers the latest in bath and kitchen faucets, fixtures, accessories, lighting and appliances. The showroom is the largest home plumbing,…

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April 28, 2016 |

ICFF 2016 Opening-Night Events

The 2016 ICFF® Opening Night events kick off in New York City on Saturday, May 14, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation of the inaugural Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards, followed…

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April 21, 2016 |

KBB’s Design Awards Are Open for Business

We’re baaaack! Since 1999, Kitchen & Bath Business’ Design Awards have been recognizing our industry’s most outstanding residential kitchen and bathroom design, as well as kitchen and bath showroom design. We are accepting submissions from now until July 21, so don’t miss…

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April 13, 2016 |

ICFF Talks 2016 Line Up Announced

The ICFF Talks series will take place during ICFF this year from May 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. Topics will include s detailed look at trends and the intersection of architecture and design, definitions and technologies…

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April 11, 2016 |

Dwell on Design LA Announces Speakers and Select Products

Dwell on Design LA, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 24-26, has announced speakers and select product launches. For 2016, Dwell welcomes Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto as the keynote speaker. Blurring the lines between public and private spaces, Fujimoto’s designs question the boundaries…

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April 8, 2016 |

ASID Announces 2016 National Award Recipients

                  Designer of Distinction – Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 ASID National Awards. Every year, ASID honors those who advance the interior…

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April 1, 2016 |

Coverings Returns to Chicago

Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has scheduled an exceptionally comprehensive conference program of notable and respected speakers to present on a number of topics at the forefront of industry conversation. The 2016 conference program…

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April 1, 2016 |

Schools Selected to Exhibit at ICFF 2016

Dozens of universities, colleges, art and technical schools from across the nation applied for the chance to exhibit during NYCxDESIGN week at ICFF, being held May 14-17, 2016 in  New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The pool of submissions highlight…

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March 7, 2016 |

Product Design Scholarship Launched by Plumbworld

Plumbworld has launched the Plumbworld Design Scholarship 2017, a product design scholarship open to undergraduate first-year, second-year and third-year product design, industrial design and 3D design students.  Students must be enrolled at an accredited university during 2016 for their submission to be…

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February 9, 2016 |

Registration Opens for ICFF 2016

For nearly 30 years, ICFF has been the North American platform for what’s new and what’s next in global design. The cornerstone of NYCxDESIGN, the 28th edition of ICFF will run from May 14-17, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center…

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January 25, 2016 |

The Best of KBIS 2016 Winners Announced

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has announced the winners of the 2016 Best of KBIS Awards. Considered the industry’s premier awards program highlighting the best new kitchen and bath industry products, this year’s entries pushed the boundaries of…

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December 18, 2015 |

Call for Entries for ICFF Studio 2016

Bernhardt Design and Emerald Expositions team up annually to present ICFF Studio each May. This scholarship program is a juried competition created as a platform for young designers to showcase their existing prototypes to manufacturers, retailers and the media.  To…

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November 30, 2015 |

2015 Product Innovator Awards

K+BB proudly announces the winners of its 2015 Product Innovators Awards competition. The judges were tasked with choosing the winning products out of 130+ innovative kitchen and bathroom submissions. Awards go to both the Kitchen Product of the Year and…

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November 26, 2015 |

KBIS to Feature Outdoor Living at 2016 Show

As the demand for alfresco living reaches epic proportions, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) will introduce a new Outdoor Products Area at its 2016 show, January 19-21 in Las Vegas. The pavilion will showcase the latest in outdoor kitchen and living…

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November 20, 2015 |

Call for Entries: ICFF Studio

Up to 12 emerging design professionals have a chance to showcase their work for thousands of manufacturers, retailers and the media at the 28th annual ICFF in New York this May. In its 11th year, the ICFF Studio, a collaboration…

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October 23, 2015 |

ASID Launches National Student Summit

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will welcome interior design students to LAUNCH – The ASID National Student Summit, hosted at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), February 26 – 28, 2016. During the event, attendees from across the country and representing numerous ASID student chapters will connect…

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August 17, 2015 |

Call for Entries for the 14th Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), announces an open call for the 14th Tile of Spain Awards competition. The awards honor international excellence in projects with…

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August 12, 2015 |

KBIS 2016 Builds on Momentum

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is gearing up for another record-breaking event. Slated for January 19-21, 2016, KBIS 2016 will be held in the North and South Halls of the Las Vegas…

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May 21, 2015 |

ICFF Hits and Highlights

This year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) was held from May 16-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Produced by Emerald Expositions, the publisher of K+BB, ICFF featured 165,000 square feet of exhibition space on two…

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May 6, 2015 |

ICFF Opening Night Party at MoMA

Celebrate the opening of ICFF 2015, taking place May 16-19 at the Javits Center in New York Center, in the  Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. The event on May 16th brings together an international…

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April 22, 2015 |

Call for Entries! The K+BB Design Awards

K+BB magazine’s 2015 Design Awards program, which recognizes the most outstanding residential kitchen and bathroom designs, as well as kitchen and bath showroom designs, is now open for submissions. Submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals on aesthetic…

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