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Tented “Salon by KBIS” Makes Debut at 2019 Show

October 11, 2018

Creative Exhibit Space to Feature Unique Programming & Brands 

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 11, 2018 – When the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) opens February 19 – 21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, attendees will be treated to an exciting new feature, Salon by KBIS -- a tented exhibit space conveniently located outside the South Hall. Salon by KBIS opens daily at 8:00 am and includes:

The popular Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge - Back as the platform for conversations among industry insiders, influencers and design VIPs, the #DMMTalks Lounge features three days of programming with talks on design business, current events and industry initiatives, plus follow-up conversations on select KBISNeXT Stage panel discussions.

KBIS Edit - Exclusive, design-forward brands, curated and promoted by Modenus and Design Milk, are 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.

In partnership with the American Lighting Association, Dallas Market Center’s Lightovation comes to KBIS for the first time in the Lightovation Lounge, an illuminating area under the Salon tent. Lightovation Lounge hosts an interactive virtual reality experience that transports attendees to the largest residential lighting show in North America, plus two days of lighting-related programming by industry experts.

“Salon by KBIS is a wonderful addition to the 2019 show and expands our ability to spotlight the ever-evolving brands in the kitchen and bath industry. This unique space is a true reflection of the forward momentum of KBIS and our industry,” noted Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

Here are just a few of the special brands exhibiting under the tent:

Hastings Tile & Bath – A leading importer of contemporary European bathroom fixtures, vanities and tile and the exclusive importer/distributor of the iconic VOLA faucet, a favorite of architects and designers

Francois & Co.  – Maker of carefully crafted fireplace mantles, range hoods, and flooring surfaces that reflect the company’s commitment to authenticity, ingenuity and scrupulous attention to detail

Alfa Ovens – Italian company known for continuous innovation and traditional roots evident in every oven produced, from making their own bricks to Alfa’s patented flue design

Modenus Media CEO Veronika Miller added, “Salon by KBIS provides the ideal setting for the vibrant, and inviting #DMMTalks Lounge as well as the introduction of unique and special KBIS Edit brands. We can’t wait for KBIS attendees to find inspiration in this dynamic, ultra-interesting space.”

Join more than 31,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors and 400 media expected to visit KBIS 2019, the kitchen and bath industry’s main event. Register early via to take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates.

For KBIS 2019 media registration, click here

About KBIS
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. 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

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 or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. 


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