We lined some amazing events both on and off the show floor. Here are just a few highlights.
A new destination to explore unique and potentially undiscovered brands and products in North/South Hall. At the center of the Discovery District you’ll find the Discovery District Lounge (S4886) where we’ll have giveaways and entertainment! Learn more >>
NKBA Presents the KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor, will showcase the industry’s latest trends and insights shared by leading kitchen and bath experts. Programming will include the NKBA’s 30 Under 30 presentation, Design Bites sessions, and a series of panel discussions including topics on Airbnb design, outdoor living, designing for downsizing, color trends, and more. View the schedule.
An all-new casual outdoor space to relax, grab a bite and check out some hot product demonstrations! The space will host a selection of outdoor living exhibiting companies, as well as live cooking demonstrations, cocktail events, entertainment and much more.
Design Bites is a fun and energetic way for brands within the kitchen space to present their latest and greatest innovations in a limited amount time. Brands will have three minutes to showcase their newest innovations, followed by a brief two minute Q&A with the audience.
Kitchen Day will be Tuesday, January 10 from 12 to 1:30 PM, hosted by This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor.
Presenting Brands: Franke, Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., Thompson Traders, Miralis, Vinotemp, GROHE, Cook~N~Dine
Bath Day will be Wednesday, January 11 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM hosted by HGTV’s Jeff Devlin. This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor.
Presenting Brands: Kohler, Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., KWC, Walker Zanger, Delta, Task Lighting Corp., Island Stone
DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion
Located inside on the show floor (South Hall) find a collection of new products for grilling, entertaining and living well in a home’s outdoor spaces. Source the latest outdoor products being launched into the marketplace! Visit the exhibitor list and filter by Outdoor Products Area to see who’s exhibiting.
Design Milk® X Modenus® Social Lounge
New for 2017, Design Milk and Modenus are co-launching the first ever Social Lounge for bloggers, social influencers and design VIPs to connect, chat and (re)charge. The Social Lounge is located in the South Hall and will feature a series of talks and discussions on topics around blogging, social media, trends and the business of design. Entrance into the social lounge is by invitation only.
Bedroom and Home Office of the Future
Virginia Tech will return to KBIS, unveiling the next FutureHAUS project: The Bedroom and Home Office of the Future. The two room prototypes demonstrate the future in integrated technology, flex space, and plug-and-play cartridge construction. Among the highlights, are a futuristic automated smart wardrobe developed with California Closets and a high-performance smart window wall developed with DuPont.
CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion
New this year, the IBS show floor will feature the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion designated specifically to showcase exhibitors who specialize in technology solutions for the home. Connect your customers to better kitchens, baths and connected homes by developing new partnerships and discovering the latest in home automation. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore this new home technology destination at DCW 2017! View the schedule and learn more.
Best of KBIS
The biggest award in kitchen & bath moves to Orlando for KBIS 2017! Entries will be displayed via “larger than life” product walls located in the West and North/South Buildings of the Orange County Convention Center. See at quick glance which products are entered, then visit the brand at their booth to see the product live!
Sponsored by: Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths
Innovative Showroom Awards
The Innovative Showroom Awards celebrate existing showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. Showrooms will be judged on their innovative, unique and interactive showroom design. Learn more >>
Sponsored by: American Standard, DXV and GROHE
#KBTribe Progressive Chat
Join the “tribe” as we chat and tweet about design trends and innovation progressing through the show floor. Follow along using hashtags #kbtribechat and #KBIS2017. Not a tweeter? Join in for design presentations and conversation in each of our tour sponsor booths.
Tuesday, January 10
2:00 PM – Signature Kitchen Suite (W309)
2:20 PM – Emtek Products (W1311)
2:40 PM – TOTO (W1329)