Best of KBIS 2019 Award Winners Announced
(Las Vegas, NV) – February 21, 2019 – The 2019 and bath design professionals, today announced the Best of KBIS 2019 award winners in a ceremony held on the KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The prestigious annual program recognizes the most innovative new products introduced at KBIS, February 19 – 21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Best of KBIS 2019 award winners are:
Best of KBIS – Best of Show: Blade 3D Printed Faucet, DXV by American Standard
Best of KBIS – Kitchen Gold: Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with Built-in Sous Vide, Signature Kitchen Suite
Best of KBIS – Kitchen Silver: HydroTap by Zip Water: Culligan International Company
Best of KBIS – Bath Gold: Flotation Tub With ZERO DIMENSION, TOTO
Best of KBIS – Bath Silver: PowderRain, Hansgrohe
Best of KBIS – Smart Home Technology: Flo by Moen, Moen Incorporated
Best of KBIS – Outdoor Living: Kalamazoo Arcadia Series Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourment
Best of KBIS - Impact Award: FOTILE Sink Dishwasher, Ningbo Fotile Overseas Kitchen Appliance co., Ltd. DBA Fotile
Meredith Corporation publications Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home, and Dream Kitchens & Baths sponsored the 2019 Best of KBIS Awards. Karman Hotchkiss, deputy director, Edit & Operations, Special Interest Media, hosted the awards ceremony. Hotchkiss leads Meredith Corporation’s Luxury Home portfolio and other newsstand-based magazines in the Meredith Core Media group.
Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions added, “Every year, the Best of KBIS award winners set the tone for innovation and certainly deserve the industry-wide spotlight that only this show can offer. We are proud to play a key role in recognizing the ‘best of the best’ at KBIS.”
2019 Best of KBIS award winners were selected from among over 100 entries and 50 finalists by the 2019 judging committee:
Laurie Haefele, Associate, AIA; founder, Haefele Design
Aimee Inouye, AKBD, founder, AID+D; and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum
Kelly Morisseau, CMKBD, CID, MSK Design Build
Nathan Reynolds, CAPS, CLIPP, interior designer, Insperiors, LLC; and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum
Aston Smith, kitchen designer, Bilotta Kitchens
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21, 2019. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
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