KBIS 2020 took place in Las Vegas this year and the city that never sleeps lived up to its reputation as attendees were busy round the clock with show tours and presentations during the day and receptions and parties in the evening. Chapter members Toni Sabatino, President, Julie Schuster, Programs Chair, and Dawn DeLuca taught classes, and Chapter officers led a guided tour of sponsors at the show that was also televised on Facebook Live, providing members not attending with intros to new to new products and trends. Manhattan Chapter Sponsor Renovation Angel hosted the "First Annual Renovation Angel NKBA Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards," emceed by CEO Steve Feldman and George Oliphant of NB
Manhattan Chapter Gold Sponsor Gringer hosted the Architectural Restoration Tour & Cocktails in the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport on Friday, January 17. An enthusiastic crowd explored the hotel, designed by Brooklyn-based firm Lubrano Ciavarra Architects and located behind the Eero Saarinen 1962 landmark and architectural icon, while enjoying drinks and light bites. To see more pictures from the evening, visit our Facebook page.
NKBA MANHATTAN— On the go & going forward Our council is back from KBIS and NKBA Officer Training full of energy and ideas to share with our members. Our industry continues to grow, and new products and ideas to contribute our wellness in the home as well as tomorrow the dignity of all are trending big time. It is an exciting time in our industry as the NKBA continues to foster worldwide and industry-crossing relationships. The progressive NKBA agenda helps us increase our value in bringing the most up-to-date design thinking and products to our clients to improve their lifestyle and keep them safe and comfortable in accessible homes. We hope you can join us February 20th at our KBIS RECAP
Elegant kitchen design demands appliances that exceed expectations in style and performance. To complete a luxury kitchen, Monogram Appliances has created two distinct collections inspired by professional culinary cooking spaces with precision engineered details. The Statement Collection and the Minimalist Collection were revealed at KBIS 2020 last month in an inspiring booth created by renowned designer Richard Anuszkiewicz. NKBA members at the show were treated to a special cocktail party in the afternoon to see the products first hand while also enjoying delicious food and networking with colleagues. monogram.com
Hastings new, multifaceted Underground collection has a unique ability to elevate and lighten a space with its considered balance of open and closed storage. The vanities are offered in distinctive styles and configurations, but are all marked by asymmetry and slim, matte black metal structural frames. Each design is available in three sizes and five styles in a dozen wood finishes, one cement-look finish and 36 matte lacquered finishes. Wall hung units come with a framed two-drawer option, while the framed single-drawer wall hung units are available with smoked plexiglass shelf. A framed floor mounted leg stand is available with two drawers, while the single drawer option features the smoke
Our new Programs Chair is well-known to industry members, having served as IDS President, in addition to an auxiliary member of our Council. Julie’s vast experience in the design industry includes the certification of “Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP), an Ambassador for the Living In Place Institute, a member on the Editorial Advisory Board for Kitchen & Bath Business, a Brand Ambassador for Robern Cabinetry and recognition as a Responsible Renovator by Renovation Angel. Julie also speaks Interior Design and Feng Shui, as well as Universal Design and Multigenerational Designing. She holds a BS in Business, a degree in Interior Design from New York School for Interior Design. an