NKBA Manhattan's Dawn DeLuca, Toni Sabatino & Danielle Karr to Be Featured at CEDIA EXPO 201

TechCollider at the Design + Connection Pavilion As the industry leader in connecting the design and technology communities, CEDIA Expo is excited to debut a new, informal lounge speaker series at September’s conference in Denver, Colorado. Taking place on Sept. 13 within the Design + Connect Pavilion (booth #1960) on the CEDIA Expo show floor, Tech Collider at the Design + Connect Pavilion aims to educate designers, architects, integrators, and technologists on ways to navigate a successful and impactful relationship. 1:00 - 2:00pm -- Tech Collider: Healthy Home Automation Designer Barbara Barton – a Certified Living in Place Professional, and architect Doug Walter (AIA) take the floor at t

Lineadecor Introduces New 2020 Collection: X-Matt Lacquered Kitchens

Lineadecor’s latest introduction for their new 2020 collection is X-Matt coatings, which have received the Interzum Award: Intelligent Material & Design 2019 in the “High Product Quality” category. In 2018 Lineadecor took home second place in the “Coating/Finishing” category of the XiaXylexpo Innovation Awards for their degree of innovation and extreme originality. But what is X-Matt? Design and performance are the key decorating concepts of X-Matt material. In line with the need for functionality and convenience of use, materials become ultra-resistant as well as of great aesthetic impact. Lineadecor’s X-Matt kitchen offers an ultra-matte, anti-glare, high performance, sophisticated velvety

Know What Your Project Needs? Leather. Seriously.

True project customization is here with Häfele’s all-new dECOLeather® Recycled Leather Veneer (RLV). This program allows designers to create custom leather doors, drawer fronts, shelves, liners and countertops made to exact specification in a variety of unique colors and textures for any space: kitchens, bath, closets, mud rooms and more! For a limited time, get $50 off your $500 dECOLeather purchase! Offer ends September 30, 2019! Cabinetry and closets can now be swathed in Paloma Grey Crocodile, Antique Black Walrus or your choice of many other stylish options. RLV itself is a beautifully styled, durable product which offers years of appeal and amazement. To learn more about Häfele’s dECOL

New MasterCool Refrigeration Now Available from Miele

Royal Green is excited to share that Miele has just come out with its new MasterCool refrigerator lineup. Miele’s exceptional MasterCool series is a modular range of fully-integrated cooling appliances that can be combined in your ideal configuration. Designed for maximum visual impact, this elegant, state-of-the-art fridge represents the ultimate in high-end refrigeration and is beautifully crafted from superior quality materials and the highest grade components. Miele refrigerators, freezers, and bottom mounts will still focus on optimal preservation by accurately controlling three factors. Precise temperature control is key to keeping food fresh. Proper humidity allows different varieties

President's Column

Fasten your seat belts for a fast-paced fall season! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are ready to back back into the education groove with our chapter. Up next on September 19 and 20 are two full days of learning available with NKBA partner, the Living In Place Institute, serving up 16 CEUs and a CLIPP certification to enhance your knowledge base and business. The classes will be located at the TOTO showroom in NYC’s Flatiron District, and there are still some seats available. Please contact louie@livinginplace.institute to reserve your space. Come on over to the Dacor Kitchen Theatre in the A&D Building on the 19th after the class and join us for refreshments at our chapter meeting

Remembering Merita Haxhaj-Kelmendi

On June 14, 2019, we lost a dear friend, loving wife, amazing mother, NKBA Manhattan colleague & an incredible person, Merita Haxhaj-Kelmendi. Merita was an integral part of the Gurri Design & Remodel company from its beginning days to the latest marketing of the company. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Merita was born in Plave, Montenegro, and resided in Prishtina, Kosovo. In 1993 she moved to Brooklyn, NY, met her future husband Sami Kelmendi and raised three beautiful children. Eventually the Gurri company moved to Manhattan with an office in the A&D building on East 58th Street. At 49-years-old, Marita left us and this world on June 14, at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhat

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