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Salon by KBIS Offers Three Days of Innovative Products, Education and Networking

February 11, 2019

                                                New Area Has Brands, Programming and Thought-Provoking Sessions for Every Taste

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – February 12, 2018At this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), producers envisioned, designed and executed a new area that would host a wide selection of exclusive, design-forward brands, have enough space to accommodate three full days of programming and support an open lounge area available for attendees to discuss and solve design or business issues in an open forum. Called Salon by KBIS, and located just outside of South Hall,  the all-new show area will be featured February 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are very proud of our inaugural Salonby KBIS and very excited about a new lounge inside Salon, KBIS THINK - a space for community generated discussion groups on all things that matter in our industry: Business, new technology, design trends and more. KBIS visitors can sign up to host a topic or see a list of available topics and join the conversation. We realize that a show like KBIS is not just about product, it's about information, education and conversation and we're thrilled to be the ones that can facilitate this,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

Open every morning at 8:00 a.m., here is a taste of what attendees will experience:

Salon Features:


Brands curated and promoted by Modenus Media and Design Milk will be showcased in a boutique setting. This invitation-only space focuses on small batch production, international luxury brands, bespoke manufacturers and artisans in and around the kitchen and bath.

Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge

Design Milk and Modenus Media have partnered with KBIS for a third year to host the popular Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge sponsored by Signature Kitchen Suite. The Lounge features talks on design business and important topics such as design business solutions; Disaster proofing homes; Global design trends and technology in the home.
 To see the full schedule of talks, please click here:

KBIS THINK - Open Seating Lounge Area Providing Food for Thought

Attendees and exhibitors can take a break from walking the show to sit, network and chew over all the ideas that they’ve gleaned from the show. Named KBIS THINK, this 30 x 30 space features a healthy concession area and supplies for note taking and sketching and is designed to be a participatory workshop-type area, where show visitors can open a discussion and invite others to join in the discussion.  

Lightovation Lounge


Lightovation Lounge features two days of lighting-focused programming by nationally recognized lighting designer Randall Whitehead, IALD, aka “The Lighting Doctor,” and Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, longtime director of Education for American Lighting Association, and professor at the University of Kentucky, aka “The Lighting Professor.” In addition to leading 20-minute educational sessions on a range of timely lighting topics, the “Doctor” and the “Professor” also will host office hours to meet individually with attendees to answer their lighting questions one-on-one. Lightovation Lounge also brings Dallas Market Center’s Lightovation event to KBIS via a virtual reality experience that transports attendees to the largest residential lighting show in North America.


Take a Pic, Tag a Product, Grab Some Swag
Who doesn’t love swag?!  Check out the Swag Booth (BL60019) in the Salon. Use your phone to take a pic of a product you like, tag it with #IntheSalon, bring it to the Swag Booth, and pick out your swag!

Social Events


Social Open House

To kick off the new Salon by KBIS, the design community is invited to stop by February 19 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to enjoy bubbly and sweet treats.


Other social events in the Lounge include the first-ever New Modernist Mixer sponsored by Kohler, NKBA's Global Connect Mixer, sponsored by House of Rohl as well as Signature Kitchen Suite's Wine Bar, an exciting new addition to the #DMMTalks Lounge. Wine tasting will be offered to lounge attendees on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. These invitation-only events are open to designers and buyers; to learn more and apply for an invitation, contact

Media Contacts:

Jocelyn Hutt

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717 725 0291    

Olivia Kimmel

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717 368 4883


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