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.

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One (1) winner in each of the five (5) categories to be chosen and one (1) overall winner for a grand total of six (6) winners:

  1. Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (Brands with 1-5 showrooms) – Small (1,000- 2,500 sq ft)
  2. Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (Brands with 1-5 showrooms) – Medium (2,500 – 5,000 sq ft)
  3. Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (Brands with 1-5 showrooms) – Large (5,000 sq ft+)
  4. Multi Location Retail Showrooms (Brands with 6+ showrooms) – Medium (1,000- 5,000 sq ft)
  5. Multi Location Retail Showrooms (Brands with 6+ showrooms) – Large (5,000 sq ft+)


An Advisory Board comprised of six members consisting of past winners, judges, and voices of the industry will judge the entries. The top 12 finalists will be selected, notified and announced on November 25, 2017.

Ken Nisch Chairman, JGA
Kim Bernard, ASID, IIDA Executive Director of Showroom & Facilities Design, Walker Zanger Global Headquarters (KBIS 2017 Innovative Showroom Awards Overall and Independent Large Winner)
Chelsie Butler – Executive Editor, Kitchen & Bath Business magazine
Avinash Rajagopal Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine
Alison Embrey Medina Editor in Chief/Associate Publisher, design:retail magazine
Joe Baer – Co-Founder, CEO & Creative Director, ZenGenius


A panel discussion about showroom innovation will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm on the KBISNeXT stage in South Hall. The Awards Ceremony will follow from 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm. A cocktail celebration will immediately proceed Awards Ceremony.


People’s Choice Award to be determined by the public via Facebook voting. Voting will take after KBIS for one week (January 22 – 26). One showroom from top 12 to be awarded the People’s Choice Award.

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Overall Award Winner
Walker Zanger Global Headquarters

Independent Retail Showroom Locations – Small (1,000- 2,500 sq. ft.)
ProGranite Surfaces

Independent Retail Showroom Locations – Medium (2,500 – 5,000 sq. ft.)
Clarke – New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide

Independent Retail Showroom Locations – Large (5,000 sq. ft.+)
Walker Zanger Global Headquarters

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations)
Monogram Design Centre / AyA Kitchens Castlefield Showroom