Drinks on VIGO!

Kitchen and Bathroom designer VIGO was recently a featured participant in this year’s AN Cocktail Crawl. This exhibition of showrooms in New York City’s Flatiron District showcased designers’ latest products as well as some soon-to-be-released models that haven’t yet hit the market. The event had over 300 architects, designers, manufacturers, and buyers weaving in and out of VIGO’s NYC showroom throughout the entire evening. With good vibes, great food, and plenty of drinks to go around, guests were provided with a hands-on experience of what it means to live life with VIGO products. On display were VIGO’s exceptionally designed kitchen and bathroom sinks, faucet, and shower products. Fun fo

Vitrea Receives "Best Innovative Design Concept" Award

Vitrea, a global leader in the smart home technology is proud to have received the “Best Innovative Design Concept” award by the Interior Design Society (IDS), at the ICFF design show that was held in New York City last month. For the past several years, Vitrea has offered complete home automation, wired and wireless, solutions for residentials and hospitality projects which combine advanced yet easy to use technology with design. Amir Seluk, VP Sales & Marketing says, “While many other companies offer home automation solutions, our goal is different. Vitrea aims to offer a complete technology and design solution, and that includes switches, keypads, socket covers, and thermostats. With the

Election for 2020 Chapter Officers

Elections for 2020 Chapter Officers Are Approaching! Are you interested in serving as an officer? Reach out with questions to Recruitment Committee Chair Charlotte Barnard at charbarnard@yahoo.com. Self-Nomination Forms are available on nkba.org now through June 14, 2019. You may vote in the election if your membership is current. Ballots will go out via email in early July.

Thirty Under 30

The 2020 NKBA Thirty Under 30 nominations will open June 17! Our Thirty Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of kitchen and bath. As an industry professional, you can nominate a colleague or enter directly with a few easy steps. If selected, you’ll help identify significant trends, innovation and technology, sustainable business practices and emerging business models at KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas. You’ll meet amazing peers, network with important industry leaders, and otherwise shake the trees inside the kitchen and bath trades. The association will also honor you and your contributions during next year’s KBIS. This annual program has left a lasting impact on the lives

Hastings Tile & Bath to Present Course on Design at METROCON

On August 9th at METROCON Expo & Conference, Bob Gifford, Director of Business Development for Hastings Tile & Bath will be presenting an engaging course entitled, The Influence of Scandinavian Design on Modern Bathrooms and Its Technology. The course provides a history of Scandinavian design and looks at how that aesthetic continues to drive both the technology and design of today's’ faucets, showers, plumbing fixtures and accessories. Participants will learn about the latest offerings in in-wall shower systems, including installation methods, mounting options and why it’s critical to create a mold-free environment and other key benefits of this type of in-wall system. They will also learn

Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge

The Thermador Kitchen Design Contest officially launched on May 15th, 2019. This Design contest offers up to 50 ways to win in national, regional, student and innovative categories. The contest is open to designers, architects, builders, remodelers and kitchen dealers. Individual, team and company entries will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted as long as each entry features a unique kitchen design. Kitchen design and construction completed between January 1, 2017 through May 15, 2020 will be eligible. Please go to www.thermador.com to review all the details. Don’t miss out, submit today, tomorrow and through May 15th, 2020.

All-New Wine Storage Options from Häfele

Whether your choice is a vintage Syrah or a young Riesling, Häfele recently added all-new, easy-to-install wine storage options to keep everything fashionably organized. The Wine Post stores and displays wine bottles so the label can be prominently displayed from the front. With the Wine Peg you can view wine bottles with a compact, neck out design that fits more bottles in a small space. Parallel Rods store and display wine bottles so the label can be viewed from the front while the rods span between two vertical substrates. Be sure and stop by Häfele’s Manhattan showroom to see these and more.

Leading Luxury Designers Get Smart with Sophisticated Home Tech

You heard it at KBIS 2019 and you’ve heard it from NKBA, smart homes are changing the way we live and creating new and exciting opportunities for designers. The future of home design is intertwined with tech; don’t get left behind! Partner with Control4 Smart Home Professionals to “wow” your clients and create home designs that really come to life with home automation. Visit a Control4 Certified Showroom on June 13 to #C4Yourself and experience the magic of a truly smart home. Consult with smart home professional at an open house event near you. Designer testimonials: "Control4 smart home technology has become a staple in all of Barroso Homes’ builds. We want to stand out. We want to be at t

Smaller, Yet Just as Mighty

As part of our commitment to beautiful kitchens of all sizes, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove now offers the PRO 36, 36” model in its PRO series. Offering the iconic look of the PRO 48, with state-of-the-art air filtration, LED interior lighting and 36- inch footprint. The slightly smaller PRO 36 is an enticing choice to those with a small- footprint kitchen. Or dual-install this model side-by-side in a larger kitchen to create and impressive design statement and greater refrigeration space. One less foot = a world of possibilities.

May Special Event: Membership Breakfast at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

One of the nation’s leading design events, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, is now in its 47th year. Each year, a home in New York City is chosen to be redesigned and decorated for tens of thousands of people to tour. The proceeds of the tour go to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which provides important after school enrichment programs for NYC children. Last month, NKBA Manhattan Chapter members were graciously hosted for breakfast by Monogram Appliances. This year, the home was a stunning double-width Georgian townhouse with 12,425 square feet of space, and Monogram was there. Monogram partnered with AJ Madison to sponsor the kitchen, and worked with Peacock Cabinetry’s Christopher Peaco

From the President

There is so much happening in our community! Kitchen and bath are now a part of CE WEEK at the Javits Center and Thursday our Chapter sponsor Control 4 will have Brad Hintze talking the 5 Levels of Smart Home Technology on the show main stage at 1:30. If you can come, please do, and follow the group to Kraus for a celebration of smart home technology. Our Healthy Kitchen Symposium marries together wellness, technology and kitchen design for a blockbuster 3 CEU day of learning. If you have not received an invitation with a member discounted rate, please contact a council member. Election season is also upon us and we welcome member participation. See you at the next event :) - Toni Sabatino,

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