Social Media in Kitchen & Bath Design Discussions

KBtribechat takes place on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 3pm Eastern Standard Time. The kitchen and bath design topics vary weekly, offering a perfect opportunity to share your expertise. The discussion questions are posted on Thursday mornings at Upcoming topics of discussion are listed below. Please use hashtag: #kbtribechat December 6: Surface Design Forecast December 13: Spa Bathrooms December 20: Holiday Kitchens

From the President

This month we reflect, give thanks and count our blessings for our families, friends, clients and the wonderful adventure of life. In this season, so many homes are already decked out in anticipation of the coming celebrations. Excitement is certainly in the air. It's also that time of year where all kitchen projects absolutely must have been completed before Thanksgiving Day. Hopefully they were! Next month our biggest event of the year, the annual Winter Social, will take place on December 13th. Hosted by the GROHE Live! showroom at 160 Fifth Ave (at 21st Street), it promises to be an even bigger party than the year before. It also marks the completion of our membership drive, and we will

Student Corner

NKBA Manhattan is looking to add students to our chapter council. If you are interested in joining and helping us shape the future of our chapter, please reach out to VP Membership Charlotte Barnard, We are interested in learning how we can better serve the NYC student design community, and we welcome your participation!


Several members of NKBA Manhattan attended a three-day educational trip hosted by MTI. We thank MTI for bringing these incredible learning opportunities that are also great fun. NKBA Manhattan Chapter has several opportunities coming up for vendor sponsored trips. Please contact excursion coordinator Felicitas Oefelein at for more information.

A|D Conversations with Victoria Hagan at the Miele Experience Center

AD's Jeffrey Caldwell and award-winning interior designer Victoria Hagan at the Miele Experience Center, NYC. For more pictures, visit and like our Facebook page! Miele graciously hosted the NKBA Manhattan event on November 9 at the Miele Experience Center in the A&D Building, New York City. The occasion was AD | Conversations featuring world-renowned AD100 Designer Victoria Hagan. A full house of design professionals enjoyed inspiring insights from the celebrated designer, including excerpts from her new book, "Dream Spaces," while indulging in prosecco and delicious hors d'oeuvres from Pinch Food Design.

Welcome to our new members!

Marc Schlesser Marc Schlesser is a kitchen and bath designer with 15 years of experience, including 10 years with two high-end Italian kitchen companies. Through his personal practice, Studio Schlesser, Marc advises retail customers, architects, and real estate developers on renovations, kitchen and bath design, and selection of materials. Sandra Singh Sandra Singh is the founder of Teakana, LLC, a global company that provides raw teak wood to key players in the worldwide ship building, home construction, and furniture industries. For Teakana, she manages all operations, executing expansion and partnering strategies to broaden the company's global market penetration to achieve its long-ter

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